House on Lyles Road burns
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Mar 05, 2013 | 1105 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print


A late night fire sent Cleveland Fire Department personnel to a Lyles Road address, where a home was reportedly engulfed in flames.

According to Bradley County 911 reports, flames burned through the roof at the rear portion of the house located at 338 Lyles Road.

The report indicated the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the house had been the site of a methamphetamine lab in the past, had been quarantined and possibly abandoned.

CFD Fire and Arson investigator Ben Atchley said at this time an investigation has not been launched into the cause of the fire.

No damage estimates were available.

- Cleveland Police Department is awaiting autopsy results on the body of a man who was found unresponsive at an Aurora Avenue address Monday.

According to Sgt. Andy Ratcliff, CPD officers responded to 1649 Aurora Ave., and found Wilce Stinnett, 47, had died.

Ratcliff said CPD detective Steve Ross is in charge of the investigation.

According to Ross, initial investigation indicated no signs of foul play.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County during Saint Patrick’s Day.

The checkpoints will be set up in random locations in the county March 17.

According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public by motorists who would violate the driver’s license laws of the state.

All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.