A Wen-Dell Lane resident was notified his house had been found unsecured while he was out of town and then came home to discover more than $15,000 in various items missing.
According to a report filed by deputy Andrew Coggin of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Jackie Booth said he received a call from a potential renter inquiring about the residence.
Boothe said he referred the person to the Realtor in charge of the property. When the person arrived, they found the home unsecured and contacted Booth to inform him.
Boothe asked the person to secure the residence, which was then done. When he arrived in Cleveland, Boothe discovered electronics, tools, a camera and yard tools among items missing from his home.
Also taken were several rare whiskeys which alone were valued at $625.
Investigation has been turned over to the BCSO Criminal Investigations Division for follow-up.
Total property taken in the aggravated burglary was listed in the report as $15,306.
- What investigators originally believed to be an assault on a man and possible shooting has turned out to be a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound. An investigation is still in the preliminary stage.
Deputies and emergency personnel responded to an Old Georgetown Road address Thursday morning and found a man who appeared to have been beaten and possibly suffering a gunshot wound to the head.
Sheriff’s Office crime scene technicians and detectives were called to the scene to figure out what had occurred leading to the mid-morning call for help.
According to Capt. Brian Quinn of BCSO’s Criminal Investigations Division, the man officials found suffering from trauma appeared to be in his late-50s.
Quinn said Thursday evening investigators discovered the facial trauma which appeared to have been caused by an assault was actually trauma caused by a gunshot wound.
The man was transported to SkyRidge Medical Center then flown to Erlanger’s Trauma facility in Chattanooga for treatment, according to reports.