Sherry J. Painter, 45, was charged with theft over $10,000 by detectives Matt Jenkins and Lt. Robert Harbison, after Painter allegedly took the ring from a Wood Creek Drive residence.
According to Jenkins’ affidavit, Painter and two other female co-workers, who were all employees at a cleanup company, were inside Jennifer Taylor’s home; Painter reportedly took the wedding ring which had been appraised at $10,500.
Jenkins said a concerned citizen in Hamilton County contacted officials after she had been approached by Painter and asked to pawn the ring.
Investigators learned Painter was driven by the citizen to a pawn shop where a deal was negotiated.
According to Jenkins, the ring was pawned for $700.
Jenkins said the ring has been recovered and returned to Taylor.
- Copper wire was taken from a house under remodel and the incident reported to Bradley County officials.
According to deputy Anthony Cameron of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, he responded to a house on 15th Street and spoke with Donnie Phillips who had been remodeling the structure.
Phillips told the deputy he wired the house two weeks ago and returned last week to do some more work, then discovered someone had entered the structure and taken the wiring from the house.
A window had been damaged by the perpetrator. Damage and loss were estimated at $550.
Criminal Investigations Division detectives responded to the scene and investigation is ongoing.
- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning this weekend.
The checkpoints will be set up in random location in the county.
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.
- A Neighborhood Watch program is planned to begin this evening for the Northcreek Community. The meeting will be held at Walker Valley High School at 6:30 p.m.
Sheriff Jim Ruth and Lt. Bob Hancock, coordinator of the Neighborhood Watch program for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, will be answering questions and providing information on how residents can set up a watch program in their community.
For additional information regarding this program or how to establish a Neighborhood Watch program, contact Hancock at 728-7321, or email email@example.com.