Officials began an investigation surrounding Kipp Eugene Jenkins, 42, at the request of his wife, according to Assistant District Attorney General Stephen Hatchett.
The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Unit found approximately 3,600 images of underage children on a computer which was seized, according to Hatchett.
Further investigation revealed Jenkins had sexually assaulted a 14-year-old female.
“The girl was 16 when the case was brought forward to us,” Hatchett said.
Hatchett noted Jenkins faced 8 to 12 years in prison, but prior to the case going to a jury trial, Jenkins entered a plea of guilty to Judge Amy Reedy.
“He will serve the full eight-year sentence and had no prior felonies or a criminal history,” Hatchett said.
Carl Petty was the attorney for Jenkins’ defense.
n A Holley carburetor and fuel rail were reportedly taken from a car which had been parked in a yard.
The car was for sale, according to a report filed by deputy Joe Renner of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.
David Woods said someone took the items from the car between Tuesday and Wednesday.
Woods was able to provide several phone numbers of people who had called showing interest in purchasing the car; however, he could not provide a suspect who may have taken the items.
According to the report, the items were valued at $420.
n BCSO will be hosting a Neighborhood Watch Meeting Tuesday for the Gracewood Hills community.
The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and be held at 253 Mill Hamlet Road.
Sheriff Jim Ruth and Lt. Bob Hancock will present the program.
Anyone interested in learning more about setting up a Neighborhood Watch in their community can contact Hancock at 728-7321 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.