Vehicle Burglaries / Multiple Arrest – Jonathan C. Cartee, John J. Upchurch, and Robert B. Wade

Media Release

Vehicle Burglaries, arrests


On March 31, 2011 at approximately 3:45 am, the Hendersonville Police responded to investigate suspicious persons in the area of Old Shackle Island Rd and Wessington Pl.  Responding officers located three persons on foot in the area, one of which fled from the officers.  The fleeing subject was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit, and identified as Jonathan C. Cartee (age 18, Whitehouse, TN).  Cartee was immediately arrested and charged with Failure to Stop, Halt, Frisk and Public Intoxication and Underage Consumption of Alcohol.


The two other persons were identified as Robert B. Wade (age 19, Hendersonville, TN) and John J. Upchurch (age 19, Whitehouse, TN). Absent evidence of criminal activity, Wade and Upchurch were not taken into police custody at this time.


At approximately 6:15 am, Hendersonville Police received a report of a vehicle burglary on Lucinda Dr., an area in close proximity to Wessington and Old Shackle.  A GPS unit was reported stolen from the vehicle.  Officers canvassing the area located three GPS units and an IPOD hidden in bushes, in the vicinity of the three suspicious persons from earlier in the night.  Officers continued investigating the connection between the incidents and identified a second victim of two vehicle burglaries on Wessington Pl.


Subsequent investigation revealed that all three persons were involved in the vehicle burglaries.  Wade and Upchurch were taken into custody from a location within 350 Old Shackle Island Rd.  They are charged as follows:


Wade    Two counts of Burglary, one count Theft under $500


Upchurch          One count of Burglary, one count of Theft under $500


Additional warrants were obtained charging Cartee with one count of Burglary, one count of Theft under $500.  Cartee had bonded out of jail at the time of the new warrants and he is currently wanted for service of the additional warrants.  Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is asked to contact the Hendersonville Police Department at 615-822-1111 or Criminal Investigations at 615-264-5303 (Sgt. Denney Coarsey)



On March 31, 2011, Jonathan C. Cartee was taken into custody on the additional warrants of Burglary and Theft. Officers with the Whitehouse Police Department located Mr. Cartee in their city and turned him over to our department where he was transported to the Sumner County Jail.




Robert Wade                                       John Upchurch                                     Jonathan Cartee