Cleveland man dies in Meigs County crash
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jan 10, 2013 | 3464 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tennessee Highway Patrol is in charge of investigating a Meigs County crash which took the life of a young Cleveland man.

The crash occurred Tuesday just before noon, according to reports filed by THP.

Brandon T. Hadden, 21, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Steven P. Capps, 23, of Athens.

According to the report filed by trooper Kevin Hoppe, the two were traveling southbound on Highway 58 in a 1992 Honda.

Capps reportedly failed to stop at a red light and a truck carrying logs struck the passenger side of his vehicle, according to Hoppe’s initial investigation.

Hoppe’s report identified the driver of the log truck as Roy G. Thompson, 36, of Grandview.

Thompson was driving eastbound on Highway 30 when the two vehicles collided.

According to Hoppe, criminal charges could be pending as the investigation continues.

- Cleveland Police filed a report for a 20th Street resident who reported someone entered her vehicle last week and took a leather jacket.

Detective Steve Ross is in charge of the investigation.

According to a report filed by officer Jennifer McKee, she responded to 322 20th St. N.E. and spoke with Alicia Martin.

Martin said she had left her Andrew Marc’s leather jacket inside her car, which she reportedly had not locked.

It was believed that sometime during the night Thursday, someone opened the car and took the jacket, which was valued at $350.

- CPD officers also filed several reports of vandalism which occurred in the Ridgeview Drive area.

Officer Steve West filed a report for Nicholas Prihoda who said a tire had been slashed on his car Monday night. Prihoda estimated the tire to be valued at $130.

West also filed a report for Monica Alward, who said someone slashed four tires on her car while it was parked at a Ridgeview Drive residence. Alward estimated her loss at $540.

Steven Stancil told West someone gained entry to his Toyota Avalon and took keys from the car to gain access into his garage. Once inside, tires on two vehicles were slashed.

Stancil estimated his damage at $1,400.