Long Facing 2 Burglary Charges After Aggravated Robbery Sentence

Friday, January 4, 2013
Tristin Long
Tristin Long

Police said a Chattanooga man who was sentenced in late January 2010 to serve eight years in state prison for aggravated robbery was out in time to commit two recent burglaries.

Tristin Jamaal Long, 27, 2008 Windsor St., is charged with theft of property, two counts of aggravated burglary and one count of driving without a driver's license.

Police were dispatched Dec. 28 to N. Germantown Road on a burglary in progress. An officer spotted a man carrying a TV out to an orange Mercury with its motor running, then go back inside.

The man ran out the back door when police announced themselves. Long was taken into custody after a chase that led up a hill and eventually to Booth Road.

During the pursuit, he ditched a red hooded sweatshirt.

The officer who saw him with the TV made a positive identification.

Police said a footprint on the back door matched the shoes that Long was wearing.

The Mercury belonged to the defendant's girlfriend, it was stated.

Police said a silver charm bracelet found on Long had belonged to a resident of the burglarized house.

In the second case, police said Monica Kimball stated that her 32" Vizio TV was stolen along with a laptop computer on Dec. 5 from her house on Talley Road.

A detective found that the TV had been pawned by Long. He said it appeared that Long took the TV straight to the nearby pawn shop.

A police hold was placed on the $400 TV.

 


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