Pair Charged In Theft Of Pickup Truck Found Stuck In Mud In Florida

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Curtis Edwin Ball
Curtis Edwin Ball

The second of two men charged in connection with the theft of a pickup truck in Hamilton County that wound up stuck in mud in Florida has been returned to the Hamilton County Jail.

Crutis Edwin Ball, 34, of 8334 Springfield Road, Soddy Daisy, is charged with aggravated burglary and theft over $10,000.

Arrested earlier was Brandon Wilson.

Police said Ryan May reported a break-in at his home on Armstrong Road last May 29. The rear door was kicked out and some silverware was taken.

The burglars found keys in the kitchen and drove off in a 2008 Ford F-350 belonging to Samuel May. The vehicle was worth $17,000.

About a week later, Florida authorities reported that the May pickup truck was mired in mud in Marianna County.

Ball's wallet was inside the vehicle as well as identifying information on both men.

Ball and Wilson were arrested in Florida when they were interrupted by the owner while they were trying to steal a tractor.


Stokes Photo Book At Zarzours Daily This Week, Other Locations

The Stokes photo book of rare old Chattanooga pictures, which sold out the initial edition of 1,000 copies, will be available at Zarzours Restaurant on Rossville Ave. off Main Street behind Fire Hall #1 this coming week Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. Chattanooga In Photos Around the Turn of the Century: The Remarkable Stokes Collection is also available at ... (click for more)

Corker Statement On Release Of Alan Gross, President’s Announcement Of U.S. Policy Change Toward Cuba

Senator Bob Corker issued the following statement on Wednesday regarding the president’s announcement of the release of American Alan Gross and the administration’s policy change toward Cuba:   “This morning, I was notified of the release of Alan Gross as well as the president’s negotiations with the Cuban government. I am pleased Alan Gross will be reunited with this ... (click for more)

A Letter To The NAACP

I believe when a "unarmed" man is evil, he will try to beat a police officer on his head in hopes to knock him out, in hopes to kill him. We saw the bruises on the officer's face.  This evil force tried to take his gun away from him , Proof was in the autopsy.  Why did Michael Brown  try to take his gun away from him? Exactly, to kill the officer.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Advice: Just Be Normal

Matthew Kerlin, by his own admission, claims to be just a normal guy. But I am of the opinion, after reading his speech following Samford University’s Winter Commencement exercises, that the university’s Assistant Dean for Spiritual Life is a bit more than that. Dr. Kerlin knows college kids well and his advice to the most recent flock of America’s graduates resonates with brilliance. ... (click for more)

Strong Finish Lifts Brainerd Past Central, 75-68

It all came down to the final 30 seconds at Central on Tuesday night. The visiting Brainerd Panthers scored the final eight points of the game to hand the Purple Pounders their first loss of the season in front of a standing-room only crowd as two of the best public-school teams in Chattanooga battled for all they were worth for the top spot in District 6-AA. But for today ... (click for more)

Vols Land 4-Star JUCO Running Back Alvin Kamara

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee football coach Butch Jones has signed junior college four-star running back Alvin Kamara, who is from Norcross, Ga., and originally signed with Alabama and then transferred to Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College. Information on Kamara: ALVIN KAMARA R-Sophomore • Running Back • 5-11 • 200 Norcross, Ga. • Norcross H.S./Alabama/Hutchinson ... (click for more)