Charlotte teenager charged for burglaries and thefts at two Dickson County schools, residence

A Charlotte teenager has been charged with burglary and theft for March break-ins at two Dickson County schools and a residence. 19-year-old Benjamin Walker Rochelle of Brumitt Road in Charlotte was indicted by the Dickson County grand jury in June on one count of aggravated burglary, two counts of burglary other than a habitation, three counts of theft, one count of possession of marijuana and one count of underage consumption of alcohol. The indictments charge Rochelle with breaking into Dickson Middle School and Dickson County High School on March 15. At Dickson Middle, he is charged with taking miscellaneous items that belonged to students. At Dickson County High School he is charged with stealing four Ohio State University NCAA football championship rings that belonged to Principal Doug Phillips, who was a defensive quality control coach for the Buckeyes. Rochelle also is charged with taking a television that belonged to Assistant Principal Joey Holley. In other counts, he is charged with breaking into a home March 14 and stealing a Canon camera, on April 2 with being found in possession of marijuana and on March 19 being in possession of alcohol while under the age of 21. Det. Jimmy Eubank of the Dickson Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division said Rochelle was developed as a suspect after he left some of the items allegedly taken from the middle school at a Dickson residence and was identified with the assistance of DCHS School Resource Officer Jeremy Wall. Eubank said the camera and two of the stolen rings have been recovered. Rochelle is currently being held in the Dickson County Jail with an arraignment scheduled for July 14.