Bradley County Sheriff's Office Arrests 2 On Burglary Charges

Friday, January 26, 2018
Joshua White
Joshua White

Bradley County detectives have charged two men for their involvement in several auto burglaries.

The result of a traffic stop by Tennessee Highway Patrol led to the discovery of two handguns that were reported stolen from a residence. After further investigation, Bradley County Sheriff Office’s detectives were able to solve numerous auto burglaries that occurred throughout Bradley County.

Detectives were able to determine Nicholas Morton was involved in burglaries throughout the Thoroughbred Subdivision and other locations off Mouse Creek Road. Detectives also determined that Joshua White was involved in burglaries on Convenant Drive.

Morton, 18, of Cleveland, faces the following charges:

• Four counts of burglary of a motor vehicle

• Four counts of theft under $1,000

White, 19, of Cleveland, faces the following charges:

• Two counts of burglary of a motor vehicle

• Two counts of theft under $1,000

Morton also faces additional charges from Tennessee Highway Patrol and Cleveland Police Department to include:

• Burglary of a motor vehicle

• Theft over $1,000

• Simple possession

• Speeding

• No seatbelt

• No insurance

White also faces additional charges from Tennessee Highway Patrol to include:

• Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony

• Two counts of theft of property over $500

• Possession of Schedule VI for resale

• Felony possession of drug paraphernalia

• Two counts of theft

Sheriff Eric Watson said, “Our property crimes detectives with the assistance from Tennessee Highway Patrol are to be commended for solving these auto burglaries. Our agency’s detectives are committed to solving these kinds of crimes in order to prevent future crimes from occurring. Residents should remember most criminals look for opportunity – so don’t give them one. Remember to lock your vehicle’s doors, remove any valuables, and report suspicious activity. If you realize you were the victim of a crime, please notify law-enforcement. Even if you don’t think that they took anything, reporting it helps the sheriff’s office track the criminal activity trends in our community. It also helps us solve more cases if we make an arrest in one case and link to others. Our goal at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is to prevent crime, solve crimes that have already occurred, and ensure our community remains a safe place to live!”

Nicholas Morton
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