Banner Staff Writer
The United States Geological Survey reported a small tremor in Dayton early this morning.
According to data recorded by the USGS, the quake registered 2.1 on the Richter Scale.
It was located approximately 5 miles from Dayton.
The quake was recorded at 2:08 a.m.
- Two people were arrested and charged with theft after reportedly being spotted taking scrap iron from a local resident.
According to a report filed by deputy Tim Robinson of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Darrin Edwards was identified as the victim.
Thomas S. Turner, 47, and Michael Tulloss (no age listed), were both arrested after Robinson spoke with Edwards, who stated that no one had permission to take aluminum and iron materials from his property.
According to the report, Tulloss and Turner were allegedly told by Tulloss’ girlfriend that the property belonged to her grandmother and they had permission to take the metal.
Edwards was listed as the property owner and denied permission, according to Robinson.
Among the items were a tow bar, a converter, angle iron rods, an aluminum window frame, an iron water meter tool and bicycle tire rims.
Tulloss and Turner were taken to the Bradley County Jail and booked on charges of theft under $500.
- The owner of a truck that had been reported stolen found his vehicle sitting in a parking lot and notified authorities, who are continuing an investigation.
Hubert Conley of a Red Hill Valley address said his 1980 Ford F-250 truck and a license tag from another vehicle had been stolen from his residence Aug. 12.
Conley saw his truck in the parking lot of Walmart South, located on Treasury Drive.
He notified Bradley County Sheriff’s Office of the discovery.
The truck was recovered and processed for evidence.
Detective Rob Wilson of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene to aid in the investigation.