Judge Statom Raises Bond On Man Charged In 2 Burglaries After Prison Time For Robbery

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

General Sessions Court Judge Lila Statom has raised the bond for a Chattanooga man who was sentenced in late January 2010 to serve eight years in state prison for aggravated robbery, then was out in time to commit two recent burglaries.

Judge Statom found burglary, theft and evading arrest charges against Tristin Jamaal Long, 27, 2008 Windsor St., to the Grand Jury.

She increased two $15,000 bonds to $75,000 and raised a $5,000 bond to $10,000. She left two $5,000 bonds the same.

Long appeared in court in a wheelchair, but an officer said he had to chase him down after a burglary on Dec. 28 on N. Germantown Road. He was found lying in bushes next to a house.

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. Jordan could be seen on the door, and he was wearing Jordans.

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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