Creighton charged in several theft cases


Posted 1/11/18

A Cleveland man has been arrested in connection to multiple storage unit thefts late last year.

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Creighton charged in several theft cases


A Cleveland man has been arrested in connection to multiple thefts from  late last year.

According to a news release from the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, detectives began investigating the thefts after various items were reported stolen across Bradley County during the months of November and December, 2017.

While interviewing a person of interest, the subject, Adam Russell Creighton, admitted to cutting locks, gaining entry and taking several items from numerous storage units.

“Various stolen items were located and seized by personnel in the Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions, which resulted in those items being matched with incident reports,” the news release stated.

Creighton, 40, of Cleveland, was charged with 10 counts of burglary, two counts of vandalism, and violation of probation (aggravated burglary, two counts of burglary other than a habitation, three counts of theft of property $1,000-$10,000, and theft of property $500-$1,000).

Creighton is also being considered as a suspect in an additional burglary of an antiquities business currently being investigated by detectives.

“I could not be more pleased with the work of our agency’s detectives and deputies,” Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson said. “This arrest and recovery of stolen property was a collaborative effort between the Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions. Solving these alarming number of storage unit thefts and returning residents’ property only compliments our employees’ dedication of public service to this community.”


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