Harrison Man Caught Stealing From Neighbor

Monday, July 7, 2014 - by Hollie Webb

A Harrison man was arrested for burglary after deputies said he was caught stealing from his neighbor's home on Bramlett Road.

Robert Campbell told the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department that he had been walking into his home with his neighbor, 19-year-old Dylan Barnard, when he noticed it had been burglarized. 

He said at this point, Barnard started sweating and acted as if nothing were wrong. Mr. Campbell told him he needed to go check on his sister, who lived nearby.

Shortly after, Mr. Campbell said he received a phone call from the defendant, asking where he was. Even though he was at his own home, he told Barnard he was still at his sister's. 

After the phone call ended, he said he saw Barnard sneak back over to his house. He said Barnard started stealing items from underneath his porch.

Mr. Campbell decided to confront him. He said Barnard confessed and begged him not to call the police. Mr. Campbell escorted the young man back to his residence to inform his mother. 

There, Barnard admitted to his mother that he had broken into Mr. Cambell's home. According to deputies, he had stolen a Big River Keg, a Yamaha guitar, 10 antique knives, a fishing pole, a tackle box, and four samurai swords. The value of these items totaled to $1,930.

Before deputies arrived, Barnard fled. Mr. Campbell chased him but was unsuccessful at catching him. 

When deputies spoke to Barnard's mother, she told them everything he had told her. She also told them that Barnard had only moved in a few days ago after being released from jail for a previous aggravated burglary charge.

Barnard was arrested on Thursday, two days after the incident. He was charged with aggravated burglary and theft over $1,000.


Person Injured In Drive-by Shooting On North Germantown Road Friday Afternoon

A person was shot early Friday afternoon on North Germantown Road.  The Chattanooga Police Department responded at 1:45 p.m. to the 700 block of North Germantown Road on a person shot.   The victim was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound, and  was transported to a local hospital by HCEMS.   The victim was shot from a suspect ... (click for more)

Corker Reiterates Strong Opposition To Arms Trade Treaty

Senator Bob Corker, on Friday, reiterated his strong opposition to the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty after the Obama administration submitted the treaty to the Senate. Senator Corker was among a bipartisan group of 53 senators who voted in favor of  an amendment  in 2013 to protect Americans’ Second Amendment rights and prevent the U.S. from entering into the treaty. ... (click for more)

Roy Couldn't Possibly Be More Wrong - And Response (5)

Spreading false information isn't only harmful, as we've been made aware recently. The spread of false information can be outright dangerous.   Calling himself a Christian and all, Roy truly disappoints on so many levels with his recently opinion piece about black students attending predominately white schools being the cause of so much problems and grief at those schools. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Facebook Starlet

The Pants Store, a toney women’s boutique in Birmingham’s Mountain Book community, held its annual Holiday Open House about a week or so and, as usual, the popular store was full of customers and holiday cheer. It was a festive gathering, fun for all, but as store employees cleaned up for the next day, they happened across an empty designer-shoe box and a brassiere somebody had ... (click for more)

CSAS Gets Defensive In Win Over Boyd-Buchanan

High school basketball is still in the early stages of the 2016-17 season, but CSAS coach Mark Dragoo is already seeing improvement from his team and they’ve only played four games. The Patriots are always a good team with lots of quick, athletic players who can shoot well and play sticky defense. That was the case on Friday night at Boyd-Buchanan as the Patriots shot well ... (click for more)

Bradley Girls Stave Off Stone Memorial's Upset Bid, 48-46

The Bradley Central Bearettes’ ninth straight win to open the high school basketball season was their toughest to date. The Bearettes got a game-winning field goal from junior standout Rhyne Howard – on an assist by Halle Hughes – with no time left on the clock for a 48-46 non-district victory over stubborn Stone Memorial at Jim Smiddy Arena on Friday night. After a turnover ... (click for more)