Tennessee Highway Patrol is in charge of a crash investigation which began today just before 8 a.m.
According to trooper Jacob Potter, the driver of a vehicle ran off Interstate 75 near Exit 25 after a ladder had fallen from another vehicle and onto the roadway.
Potter said the driver, who was traveling south from Knoxville swerved to avoid the ladder and the vehicle rolled several times before striking trees and coming to a rest.
Emergency responders aided the victim, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, mostly facial lacerations, according to Potter.
Trooper John Cochran also updated information regarding a single-vehicle crash which reportedly occurred Sunday.
The driver of a pickup truck left the roadway on Interstate 75 Sunday afternoon and rolled several times.
Cochran said the man was a student traveling from Knoxville to Chattanooga and was believed to have suffered non-life-threatening injuries as well.
Investigation into both crashes is continuing.
- An Arnold Street resident reported the theft of several items from his home.
According to a report filed by deputy Michael Westfield of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Joshuwa Jones said someone entered his residence during the weekend and took a 32-inch television, a motorcycle helmet, a Ball(Royal) python snake.
Jones indicated the property was a rental unit and had not been occupied.
According to the report, the items were valued at $800.
- Westfield also filed a vandalism report for David Bobo.
According to his report, Bobo said someone threw a rock at his 2001 Cadillac while it was parked in his driveway at a Parker Drive address.
Damage was done to the driver’s side door.
There was no damage estimate listed.
Investigation is continuing in both cases.
- Bradley County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an aggravated robbery Wednesday evening and after obtaining a good description of the suspect’s vehicle, were able to make an arrest.
According to reports, Jeffry Young, 21, was charged with aggravated robbery and theft under $500.
A report filed by deputy Matt Landolt said Young approached the victim as she arrived home on El Monte Drive.
Young was reportedly wearing a mask and wielding a knife.
He allegedly demanded money and the victim’s cellphone.
According to the victim’s statement, the suspect then fled on foot and got into a white Dodge truck.
As deputies were responding to the area, deputy Travis Greene spotted the truck and performed a traffic stop where he detained Young while the investigation continued.
Detectives determined Young to be the suspect in the robbery and made the arrest.
He was transported to the Bradley County Jail where he was booked on the charges and is awaiting a court date, according to reports.