Nashville police arrested a burglary suspect who allegedly dropped a notebook during a break-in linking him to another house that was also burglarized that same day.
Robert Shull Goddard, 49, allegedly broke into a house in the Hillwood neighborhood on Jan. 29 by smashing the glass on the back door, then stole “multiple items including a television and firearm,” according to court records filed in Davidson County court.
But, as authorities describe it, Goddard left something behind too.
Prosecutors say in court records Goddard dropped a notebook during the burglary that listed multiple addresses in it. One of those addresses was for another home a few miles away that had been burglarized that same day. The notebook also contained clues to the burglar’s identity — notes from his daughter and her address.
Goddard was also caught on video kicking in the back door of a third house the following day, court records state.
Goddard was arrested last Tuesday and is currently held in Davidson County jail on at $15,000 bond for felony burglary and theft charges. Goddard has not yet entered an initial plea in his case and is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Monday.