In a trial earlier this week, a jury found a man guilty of aggravated burglary.
Sentencing is set for Oct. 3 for Alexander Roberts.
The jury trial convened in Judge Carroll Ross’ Criminal Court.
Roberts was charged with aggravated burglary and theft over $1,000 regarding a burglary at a Charleston residence.
A number of other court cases have been disposed of during the past few days and weeks, including one on embezzlement from a local doctor.
Amy Nicole Runion pleaded to theft over $10,000 and was ordered to report to the Bradley County Jail to serve a 60-day sentence beginning this week.
According to the original indictment, Runion “did unlawfully and knowingly obtain or exercise control over property over the value of $60,000.”
Dr. Richard Pate, whose office is located on Chambliss Avenue, was the reported victim in the case.
Runion was given a five-year sentence in the case but will be released after serving 60 days. She was also ordered to pay $16,000 restitution, according to Criminal Court Judge Carroll Ross’ order.
The reported embezzlement took place between December 2009 and Jan. 31, 2010.
- Andrea Dawn Fedele, 43, was charged in June for alleged newspaper thefts.
Fedele reportedly took 27 copies of the Cleveland Daily Banner from a newspaper rack operated by a private contractor with the paper. Witnesses observed the suspect and contacted police, who charged her with the offense.
According to court documents, Fedele is to face the charge Aug. 10, in Bradley County General Sessions Court.
Officer Bill Parks said in his state citation, “this has been an ongoing event.”
Fedele was charged with theft under $500.
- Charges were dismissed in Bradley County General Sessions Court in an animal cruelty case against a couple recently; however, the couple had to forfeit their animals, according to court papers.
James and Patricia Freeman were charged with 39 counts each of animal cruelty after deputy Joe Renner reportedly found horses, dogs, cats and birds at the Freeman property in early June.
Renner noted in his arrest report he and deputy Johnny Stokes worked to provide fresh water to the animals, which were in “90-degree heat.”
Reports also indicated Animal Control officers had been to the residence approximately 70 times.
The order handed down from the court indicated charges were dismissed but “defendants are not to have any cats, dogs, horses or other animals on the property for one year.”
- A number of cases involving defendants charged with illegally taking items after the April 27 tornadoes are in various stages in the court system.
Keith Sewell waived his case to a Bradley County grand jury. He and another defendant, Frank Weathers, were charged with theft over $500 in connection with the theft of HVAC units from a commercial building, according to reports. Weathers’ case is still in the preliminary stages.
Larry D. Gibson and Dustin Lemons were charged with looting A.J. Market on Dalton Pike. Two minors were also charged. According to court records, both men have pleaded guilty in the case. Both were given 364 days suspended sentences and ordered to pay costs. Gibson was to serve 10 days in jail while Lemons was sentenced to five days.
Jeff Blair was charged along with Jerry Jones for the theft of an air conditioner taken from an Eastview Terrace address. Jones has a scheduled court hearing Aug. 9 and Blair pleaded guilty and was fined as well as given a 364-day suspended sentence, according to court records.
Cameron Mayo was charged with the theft of an appliance which was reportedly taken from a residence in the Willbrook community. According to court records, a plea or trial date has not been set.