Smyrna pastor caught stealing prescription drugs for 2nd time - WKRN News 2

Smyrna pastor caught stealing prescription drugs for 2nd time

Posted: Updated: Sep 3, 2013 09:37 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A Smyrna pastor caught on tape trying to break into a church member's home for prescription drugs two years ago has been arrested again for allegedly committing the very same act.

Authorities said Rickey Reed, 56, burglarized the Antioch home of another former church member, Jewel Proper, last month.

Proper said she suspects Reed had been stealing her and her husband's prescription drugs for nearly two years before she caught him red-handed.

She told News 2, "He opens the back door. There he stands a step down into the wash room to come out to the door and I said, ‘Oh, but I got you now!' [He said], ‘I got to go' and I said, ‘No, you're not going [any] where. You're mine!' I grabbed him. I said, ‘You're not going [any] where. I told you I tried to help you.'"

Reed, the former pastor of Free Methodist Church in Smyrna, is charged with felony aggravated burglary and theft under $500.

He remains jailed in Davidson County on a $32,500 bond.

Prior to his arrest, Reed was on probation after pleading guilty in 2011 to aggravated burglary in Rutherford County.

He avoided a four-year prison sentence by begging a judge for an opportunity to treat his addiction.

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