Deputies search for two suspects in theft, pursuit
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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Bradley County law enforcement personnel are searching for two suspects who reportedly ditched a stolen vehicle after a brief pursuit Thursday afternoon.

According to Bob Gault, media relations coordinator with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy initiated a traffic stop near Harrison Pike, but the driver failed to yield.

The vehicle, described as a white GMC Denali, was bearing a dealer license plate.

The driver sped off, then turned onto Tennessee Nursery Road, traveled a short distance and entered Fletcher Park, driving through and then back onto the roadway.

According to Gault, the driver then traveled into a subdivision and ditched the vehicle in a homeowner’s yard, where witnesses said two white males jumped from the vehicle and fled on foot into a wooded area.

An areawide sweep was performed by authorities to locate the two males.

According to reports, after further investigation, it was determined the vehicle had been reported stolen from Hamilton County.

Investigation is ongoing.

- Construction tools were reportedly taken during a burglary at a Baugh Springs Road residence.

According to a report filed by deputy Tim Robinson of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Nathan McCarter said someone broke in his garage and took a laser Skil saw, a Porter-Cable framing nail gun and a Stihl 15-inch chain saw.

The burglars entered the detached garage through a door at the rear of the building, according to the report.

The missing items were valued at $550.

- Jewelry and firearms were the target for burglars who broke into a Cates Lane home.

The burglary was reported Tuesday.

According to a report filed by deputy David Harper, Deborah Johnson said she noticed a rear door at her home was open when she returned home after being gone for several hours.

Once inside, burglars reportedly took a Ruger .22-caliber target pistol, a Winchester 12-gauge shotgun and a box containing jewelry.

Criminal Investigations Division detectives responded to the scene to collect evidence.

The missing jewelry was valued at $2,500 and the firearms were valued at $300 each.