Bradley County arrests two more suspects from Chattanooga over vehicle break-ins
These arrests follow multiple burglaries overnight
CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF) – Bradley County investigators have charged two suspects in a rash of overnight auto burglaries.
One caller reported seeing two suspects in hoodies walking through the neighborhood looking into vehicles.
Then someone who had their vehicle broken into confirmed the description and added a vehicle description to it.
Then they got a call about another burglary in progress at the Brooks Edge Apartments around 4:45 AM.
A deputy spotted a Ford Escape matching the description leaving and stopped it.
He found two males in hoodies and masks inside.
The tag also came back as stolen out of Chattanooga.
That’s when the vehicle sped off.
The deputy along with Tennessee State Troopers chased it down and arrested both parties.
The driver was 20 year old Deaveryone Smith from Chattanooga.
The passenger was a 15 year old juvenile who was already on probation.
The Sheriff added this to their statement on the arrests:
Over the last several months, the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office has had several encounters with young adults and juveniles from the Chattanooga area. They continue to target neighborhoods and search for valuables. We would like to emphasize the importance of securing your vehicles, keys, and personal property. Please do not leave your vehicles unlocked or your possessions unattended at any time, especially during night time hours. If you witness any criminal activity taking place, please call 911 immediately.