Man, woman face multiple burglary charges

By TIM SINIARD
Posted 8/9/18

A Cleveland man and woman were arrested and charged on multiple charges Wednesday in connection to several burglaries in Bradley County.According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report, a state trooper …

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Man, woman face multiple burglary charges

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A Cleveland man and woman were arrested and charged on multiple charges Wednesday in connection to several burglaries in Bradley County.

According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report, a state trooper responded to an accident that occurred on Blue Springs Road and APD 40 involving a vehicle that was being pursued by law enforcement. The vehicle, a 2001 Honda Odyssey, was found lying in a ditch on the right side of the roadway. 

According to two Bradley County Sheriff’s Office deputies, the driver, Johnny C. Jenkins, 43, of 280 Baldwin St., S.E., was arrested and charged with one count of driving on a revoked license, one count of driving under the influence, seven counts of auto burglary, five counts of theft under 1,000, one count of felony evading, one count of reckless endangerment and one count of theft under $1,000.

Passenger Stephanie D. Jenkins, 39, of 260 Baldwin St., N.E., was arrested on seven counts of auto burglary, one count of theft over $1,000 and six counts of theft under $1,000.

Arresting officers did not immediately know the nature of the relationship between the two suspects.

The vehicle was being pursued by deputies attempting to stop the vehicle for a search. The vehicle then crossed into the oncoming lane of APD 40, before exiting the highway at the Blue Springs ramp. The vehicle then hit the embankment, losing its front bumper. The vehicle then turned south onto APD 40 before stopping in a ditch on the west side of the highway. 

Jenkins, who officers noted had very constricted pupils and was sweating profusely, said he was off his medication and that he was hallucinating. In addition, he told officers he had taken approximately $50 worth of methamphetamine the evening before, as well as 10 milligrams of hydrocodone that morning, the report stated.

The trooper noted he was unable to conduct a field sobriety test due to Jenkins being a flight risk. He did consent to a blood test, which was conducted at the Bradley County Justice Center by Bradley County Emergency Medical Services.

The report stated Jenkins had a Hamilton County driver’s license that had been revoked due to failure to satisfy fines and costs.

Johnny Jenkins and Stephanie Jenkins were transported to the Bradley County Jail, where both are currently being held on a $26,000 bond and a $15,000 bond, respectively.

A report regarding the arrest of Stephanie Jenkins was not available as of press time.


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The vehicle was being pursued by deputies who had attempted to stop the vehicle for a search. The vehicle then crossed into the oncoming lane of APD 40, before exiting the highway at the Blue Springs ramp. The vehicle then hit the embankment, losing its front bumper. The vehicle then turned south onto APD 40 before stopping in a ditch on the western side of the highway. 

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