Two suspects charged in house burglary
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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A key piece of evidence left behind at the scene of a burglary led to the arrest of two people.

Cody A. Flowers, 18, and Tyler Burchfiel, 20, are charged with aggravated burglary after an incident at a Chestuee Road residence where a radio and an air rifle were reportedly taken.

Property crimes detectives working an Aug. 12 burglary on Chestuee Road received some unexpected assistance in identifying one of two suspects, according to Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

“A wallet left behind in the residence was a key piece of evidence helping identify Cody Austin Flowers as a suspect. In the space where a driver’s license is normally kept, detectives instead found a photo of Flowers that had been clipped from a publication featuring the booking photos of jails in the tri-state area,” Gault said.

Flowers’ name was also on the photo along with a medical card which was inside the wallet.

Both Flowers and Burchfiel listed Heritage Hills Circle addresses as their place of residence.

Both have been charged with burglary and theft under $500.

The stolen property was recovered.

- A shotgun and other items were taken in a Jenkins Road burglary late in the weekend, according to a report filed by deputy Robert Jones.

Herbert Beene said someone damaged a garage door to gain entry into the home.

Once inside, burglars took a Remington 20-gauge shotgun, a jewelry box, a Smith & Wesson revolver, a chainsaw and a laptop computer.

The missing property was valued at $2,070. Damage to the property was estimated at $400.

Investigation is continuing.