Moore, Ford Charged With Burglary After Car Chase, Crash

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Edward Lee Moore
Edward Lee Moore

Two burglary suspects were arrested Tuesday after a vehicle chase and then a crash.

Edward Lee Moore, 25, of 2715 N. Chamberlain Ave., and Deonta Lebron Ford, 20, of 41 Scruggs St., were taken into custody.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., Chattanooga Police received a call of a burglary in progress at 4414 Northmont Road.  A witness observed suspects taking items from 414 Northmont Road and followed them until police were able to intercept.  

Red Bank Police officers chased the suspects until they crashed at the intersection of Mountain Creek Road and Highway 27.  

One suspect was taken into custody at the scene of the crash.  A HCSO K-9 Unit was able to assist in the apprehension of the second suspect.  

Police said there were signs of forced entry into the rear of the house. The resident said a flat screen TV, money, medication and five laptop computers were taken.

A TV, remote and MP3 player were recovered from the wrecked vehicle.

Police said Moore admitted taking part in the burglary and said he had picked up Ford earlier in the day. Ford did not give a statement.

Ford is on bond on several aggravated burglary and drug cases in Criminal Court.

Moore also has an extensive criminal record, including burglary, theft and driving charges.


Deonta Lebron Ford
Deonta Lebron Ford

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