Cleveland man charged for false imprisonment of disabled veteran
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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A South Lee Highway resident was arrested and charged with false imprisonment after he allegedly wouldn’t allow another man to exit his vehicle.

According to a report filed by deputy Paul Allen of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, James R. Goins, 44, wouldn’t allow Robert Caldwell to get out of his car when he arrived home.

Goins was reportedly intoxicated and had been walking throughout the neighborhood prior to Caldwell’s arriving home. According to the report, Goins also assaulted Caldwell.

Caldwell is a disabled veteran and uses a cane and service animal to aid him.

Goins eventually walked away and after authorities began an investigation. Goins was arrested and charged with simple assault, false imprisonment and public intoxication.

Goins was also arrested on two warrants for failure to appear.

n Two Kindle Fire electronic readers were taken during a residential burglary reported at a Dalton Pike residence.

The theft was reported Thursday, according to deputy Melanie Johnson, who responded to 4166 Dalton Pike Lot No. 7.

According to the report, Tricia Massey left her residence to run some errands. When she arrived back home, Massey found a door ajar.

Two Kindle Fires were missing from her home. The residence had also been ransacked and drawers and cabinets disturbed.

No other items were determined missing at the time of the initial investigation.

The missing electronics were valued at $400.

n Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct Drivers License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning this weekend.

The checkpoints will be set up in random locations 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 drivers license laws of the state.

All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.

Bradley County Sheriff’s Patrol deputies along with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit will also be watching for drivers who disobey the driving laws of the state.

According to Capt. W. G. Campbell, 21 fatalities have been reported this year on the city streets, interstate and Bradley County roadways.

Campbell said deputies will aggressively enforce laws and watch for speeders, seatbelt violations and inattentive drivers.

“With the holidays approaching, traffic is expected to increase dramatically. We want to make sure drivers and their passengers get to their destinations safely,” Campbell said.