According to a report filed by deputy Kevin Chastain of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Ozzer Dakota Mathews said he was sitting on his couch when he heard glass break.
Mathews said he got up from the couch to investigate when someone kicked open his front door. Three white males reportedly entered the apartment, wielding baseball bats.
The men demanded Mathews empty his pockets. According to the report, there were others present in the apartment at the time of the robbery. One of the occupants was told to remove his shoes and give them to the intruders.
The deputy indicated the person was not on the scene when he arrived.
According to the report, the three white males then left the apartment.
Mathews described the alleged robbers as wearing all black with red bandanas which covered their mouths and noses.
According to the report, Mathews waited approximately 30 minutes before notifying authorities of the alleged robbery.
Another reported occupant at the time of the incident was Mathews’ girlfriend. She had also left the scene prior to law enforcement arrival.
Detective Rob Wilson is in charge of the investigation.
- An investigation into an alleged fraudulent use of a debit card ended up in the arrest of a store clerk and the girlfriend of the reported victim.
Detective Dewayne Scoggins of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division charged Carol Sue Sines, 55, with theft over $1,000 and criminal conspiracy after she and Tanisha Ordonez, 30, reportedly made transactions on the victim’s debit card and shared the money.
Ordonez was charged with theft over $1,000 after her alleged involvement in the case.
According to Scoggins, the victim said he realized several transactions had been made using his debit card at a McDonald grocery.
Detective Zech Pike had also been investigating allegations of fraudulent transactions at the same store.
“Together, the investigations revealed (the victim’s) girlfriend had been contacting the clerk (Ordonez) working in the gas station to run the card number in order to obtain cash back with no purchase and without (the victim’s) permission. Ordonez would then meet with Sines later and give her the cash obtained from the transaction,” according to Scoggins.
Scoggins noted there were 16 transactions totaling $1,565.
Sines was booked at the Bradley County Jail last week. According to information provided by BCSO, her bond was set at $5,000 and she remains in jail.
Ordonez was booked at the Bradley County Jail on Dec. 28 and was released on bond.
- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning this weekend.
The checkpoints will be set up in random location in the county.
According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public, by motorists who would violate the license laws of the state.
All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.