2 Arrested In Thefts Of Church Central Heat And A/C Units In Bradley County

Monday, August 4, 2014
Cody Lebron Pace
Cody Lebron Pace

Suspect information that was the result of shared information from separate investigations in Bradley County and Meigs County led to the apprehension of two suspects in connection with recent thefts of central heat and air conditioning units from churches.

Detectives at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office have charged Donald Ray Hyatt, 42, and Cody Lebron Pace, 21, both of Carroll Lane in Cleveland, each with four counts of theft over $1,000.  Additional charges may be filed in four other law enforcement jurisdictions.

Charges filed in Bradley County are the result of the following thefts: 

  • Three units at Union Grove Church of Christ on Bates Pike reported on July 14.
  • One unit at Thompson Springs Baptist Church on Bates Pike reported on July 18.
  • One unit from Cedar Springs Baptist Church on Cedar Springs Road reported on July 18.
  • One unit from Covenant Baptist Church on Calhoun Road reported on July 22.

Separate investigations are being conducted into thefts of exterior HVAC units at churches in the city of Cleveland, McMinn County, Polk County and Meigs County.

It is believed the metal was sold to dealers for scrap value.  Losses in Bradley County alone exceeded $21,000.
Donald Ray Hyatt
Donald Ray Hyatt

Councilman Banks Asks Bradley Schools To Dismiss Liquor-By-The-Drink Lawsuit; Fivas Hits The Ground Running

The courts have twice ruled in favor of the city of Cleveland regarding taxes generated by the sale of liquor-by-the-drink, Councilman Richard Banks noted at the Cleveland City Council meeting Monday afternoon. Therefore, he made a motion to ask the new Bradley County School Board to dismiss its lawsuit against Cleveland. That board has been seeking to be paid a large portion of ... (click for more)

611 Athletes And Spectators Treated At Ironman Event

Fourteen participants in  Sunday’s  Triathlon event were treated at Erlanger’s Downtown and East emergency rooms. Several were also hospitalized and required further treatment by medical staff.  A total of 611 athletes and spectators were treated by event medicine specialists in the medical tent at this year’s Ironman.  A majority of those individuals ... (click for more)

Of Course Gangs Are A Public Nuisance

Now, I don't know it all.  Beginning with my parents, folks of all sorts have been actively pointing out my ignorance for more than seven decades now.  So I'm well aware that I don't know it all.  In recent months I've begun to develop an appreciation for the local work of Mr. Neal Pinkston; I've been impressed with several things he's been doing in his official ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Pitch Called ‘The Defector’

When Jose Fernandez was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident, he was 24 years old yet had already lived a life much larger than almost all old men. He had spent part of a year in an unimaginably cruel Cuban prison, this when he only 14 years old and sandwiched in an inhumane cell among grown criminals. There were murders daily – in his very cell -- and nobody cared. ... (click for more)

Vols' Dobbs, Barnett Grab SEC Player of Week Honors

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs is the SEC Offensive Player of the Week and end Derek Barnett the SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week. This week's honor marks the first time this season that a Vol has earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week. Dobbs was the last UT player to win the award in Week 6 of 2015 following his performance in the Vols' ... (click for more)

Craine, Ribeiro Named SoCon Players Of The Week

Two University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football student-athletes were named Southern Conference Players of the Week, following the Mocs' 41-21 win over Samford on Saturday.  Seniors Derrick Craine and Henrique Ribeiro both earned recognition from the league office announced today. Craine rushed for a career-high 222 yards on 23 carries with two touchdowns in the win. ... (click for more)