Couple charged in theft from Walmart
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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Cleveland Police arrested a Madisonville woman and man after they allegedly attempted to take over $1,000 in items from a local Walmart store without paying for them.

According to a police report filed by officer Jennifer McGuire, Brandy Kay Moore, 37, and Mark Vincent Burress Jr., 30, both of a Madisonville address, were reportedly observed by Walmart Loss Prevention officers as they attempted to conceal items they placed in the shopping cart they were using.

The couple passed all points of sale and had parked their vehicle in the Fire Lane in front of the store.

An LED television and seasonal items were among things taken from the store, according to the report.

After investigation, store officials determined the items were valued at $1,014.

Moore and Burress were arrested and taken to the Bradley County Jail where they were booked on a charge of theft over $1,000.

- A number of household fixtures were reportedly taken from a house that had been unoccupied for more than a year.

According to a report filed by Bradley County deputy Robert Jones, Priscilla McDonald reported that the house was located on Chilcutt Road.

Sometime between March and August, burglars reportedly entered the house and took a cast iron kitchen sink, a water heater and an electric wall heater.

The loss was assessed at $1,000.

Investigation has been turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

- Jewelry items were reported stolen from a Buchanan Road residence, but a neighbor alerted the resident with a description of the two offenders.

According to a report filed by deputy Ken Ritenour, Rebecca Trammel was notified by a neighbor that two black males had been seen leaving her residence.

The two were driving a newer model blue Honda Civic.

After Ritenour arrived on the scene, he noticed pry marks on the door of the home.

Criminal Investigations Division detectives were notified of the aggravated burglary and are in charge of following up on leads, according to the report.

The jewelry consisted of a ring, necklace and earrings. Trammell estimated her loss at $300.