Additional people suspected in VFW burglary, vandalism - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Additional people suspected in VFW burglary, vandalism

(Source: VFW post on Elvis Presley Boulevard) (Source: VFW post on Elvis Presley Boulevard)
(Source: VFW post on Elvis Presley Boulevard) (Source: VFW post on Elvis Presley Boulevard)
(Source: VFW post on Elvis Presley Boulevard) (Source: VFW post on Elvis Presley Boulevard)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The man who trashed a local Veterans Foreign War post didn't do it alone, according to police officers.

The thousands of dollars worth of vandalism happened at the post located in the 2600 block of Elvis Presley Boulevard in South Memphis.

Members at the VFW post do not know how they will clean up the mess and replace the electronics that were destroyed and stolen after vandals broke in and ransacked the place.

"Not angry, just disheartening yeah it's sad because that's what we are here for we are not only here for the veterans but also the community," said Cassandra Williams, who is a veteran.

Five TVs were either stolen or damaged, some ripped off of the walls. Computers, a microwave, doors, and even pots and pans were missing and broken. Dust from a fire extinguisher was sprayed all over the building.

It is estimated to cost $9,000 to clean everything up. 

The VFW post, which has more than 250 veteran, is a place where members gather.

"This is our home away from home. We literally built this place or rebuilt this place with our seat," Williams explained.

One man, identified as Prentiss Gleeton, was charged after investigators found a 60 inch TV sticking out of his car. Gleeton told police he had no idea how it got there.

"It does not deter us. We're still going to be here. That's what we're about," Williams added.

Police have the names of several other suspects, but at this point, only one person has been arrested.

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