Bradley County Sheriff’s Office and Cleveland Police detectives are continuing investigations into a number of crimes which were reported Thursday.
A church in Georgetown was vandalized and burgled, while cars at a Blue Springs Road complex were broken in to.
Detectives from BCSO Criminal Investigations Division responded to Georgetown Baptist Church after a call to 911 indicated windows and an open door were discovered.
Investigation continued throughout the day. Officials from Hamilton and Meigs counties are also involved in the investigation, according to detectives.
Inside the city, Cleveland detective Walter Mitchell is in charge of an investigation where at least three vehicles were damaged at the hands of a burglar who was reportedly wearing a white hoodie.
Reports indicated one victim spotted the suspect after hearing a loud crash outside his apartment complex located on Blue Springs Road.
Tim Gould said the suspect took an iPod and charger from his car.
Gould said the suspect went to another vehicle and broke a window. When Gould yelled at him, the suspect fled on foot.
A car belonging to Brandy Penner suffered damage and one owned by Josh Overton was missing a radio and had also been damaged, according to Mitchell.
The suspect was believed to be Caucasian, approximately 6-feet tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a white, hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Anyone having information should contact Mitchell at the Cleveland Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 476-1121.
- A Lowery Street man faces possible life in prison after he appeared in federal court this week.
Michael E. Goins, 36, was charged after a federal grand jury returned indictments regarding alleged methampetamine production and distribution.
The charges are conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and sale and distribution of methamphetamine.
Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agency began working on the case in January, according to Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.
“The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested Goins on several occasions in March and June for possession of meth. The investigation revealed Goins to be in possession of significant quantities of meth.
Prosecution of Goins was moved to federal court under the BCSO’s partnership with federal agencies participating in the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative,” said Gault.
“Goins made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Bill Carter in Chattanooga Tuesday and was remanded to federal custody. If convicted he faces the possibility of life in prison,” Gault added.