Andy Ledford charged with business robbery

Investigators say he was identified by his shoes and he tried to ditch them on the way to jail

CLEVELAND, Tennessee  (WDEF) – The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office has charged Andy Ledford with a burglary early Tuesday morning.

A business owner contract the department around 4 AM that his surveillance system alerted him that a man was going through his warehouse and office space.

They also got a description of a red pickup leaving the scene.

Officers found items from inside out in the parking lot.

They got visual clues of the suspect’s shoes, gloves, mask, glasses and a headlamp from security video.

Officials say officers recognized the suspect as Andy Ledford from a previous encounter with him in the truck.

On Wednesday, they found him at a Spring Place Road location.

He denied having anything to do with the break-in, but officers got permission from the owner to search the premisis.

They say they found several of the stolen items there.

They arrested Ledford and say as they were headed to jail, he tried to throw his tell-tale shoes out of he patrol car window.

Ledford has been charged with Burglary, Vandalism and Theft over $1,000.

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