Stolen property recovered, 2 arrested on multiple charges


Posted 2/2/18

Detectives have charged two Cleveland men for their involvement in multiple thefts and burglaries in Bradley County.

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Stolen property recovered, 2 arrested on multiple charges


Detectives have charged two Cleveland men for their involvement in multiple thefts and burglaries in Bradley County.

The men – Aaron Scott Patterson and Nicholas Lee Stroud – were arrested following separate incidents this week.

On Monday, Jan. 29, the Cleveland Police Department responded to the Ocoee Crossing Shopping Center in reference to a subject attempting to steal a backhoe. Upon officers’ arrival they located a Dodge Ram flatbed truck with an attached flatbed trailer that was used to load the backhoe, and determined that the subject – Aaron Scott Patterson, 25, of Cleveland – fled on foot prior to their arrival.

While investigating, officers learned the truck and trailer had been stolen from the Blue Springs community in southeastern Bradley County, which led to Bradley County Sheriff Office’s detectives responding to the scene.

After processing evidence and video surveillance, detectives were able to identify the subject as Patterson, who was also involved in a separate attempted theft of a truck and equipment on Kile Lane. The victim on Kile Lane was able to provide photos of the subject involved in the attempted theft, which led to the identification of Patterson.

Patterson faces multiple charges from the BCSO and CPD, including two counts of attempted theft over $10,000, theft over $10,000, theft over $2,500, auto burglary, burglary, and felony vandalism over $1,000.

On Wednesday, Jan. 31, a Bradley County Sheriff Office’s patrol deputy conducted a traffic stop on a black Ford F-150 truck. During the traffic stop, the patrol deputy was able to determine the attached trailer, along with two motorcycles inside the trailer, were reported stolen in Bradley County on Jan. 29. The driver of the truck, identified as Nicholas Lee Stroud, 33, of Cleveland, was arrested at the scene. 

Stroud was charged with theft over $10,000, theft of property over $10,000, and burglary. Stroud was also served outstanding criminal warrants from Bradley County General Sessions Criminal Court.

Sheriff Eric Watson said criminals should be aware that local law enforcement is dedicated to solving criminal acts that deprive residents of this community.

“Through joint-investigation by Cleveland Police Department and Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, numerous thefts and burglaries have been solved ... [resulting] in the recovery of thousands of dollars of residents’ stolen property,” Watson said.


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