The Criminal Investigations Division of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office has cleared several recent cases with the arrest of suspects.
- Christopher Michael Burnette, 27, is charged with violation of the Tennessee Computer Act, theft over $500, 10 counts of theft under $500 and 12 counts of forgery.
The investigation revealed Burnette allegedly stole checks while he was living with a relative and cashed them in varying amounts totaling more than $800.
The checks were cashed in June, July and August of 2009 but were not reported to the BCSO until recently. In addition, unauthorized purchases were made on the relative’s E-Bay account in excess of $500.
- In another investigation, the Crime Scene Unit assisted in the identification of a suspect in the theft of two flat screen televisions and a DVD player from a residence on Goodwill Road.
The case was cleared with the arrest of Matthew Brandon Moore, 28, for aggravated burglary and theft over $1,000.
- A suspect was also arrested in the theft of a farm tractor and attachments from a barn on Sipes Road.
Coty Aaron Dilbeck, 20, was charged in the theft after being identified as a possible suspect and questioned by BCSO detectives.
The owner of the farming equipment reported Dilbeck offered to purchase the tractor on several occasions but his offers were refused. Dilbeck is charged with theft over $1,000 and two counts of burglary.
According to Capt. Steve Lawson, last year the sheriff’s office cleared over 56 percent of the cases investigated.