Cody Tyler Appling, 31, was arrested on Monday for aggravated burglary and other charges.
Bradley County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a burglary in progress at a residence on Bates Pike early Monday morning.
The homeowner called 911 after discovering his back door ajar, and Appling inside the home. A fight ensued between the homeowner and Appling as Appling attempted to escape the residence, then fled in a gray Ford Ranger.
Deputies made contact with the pickup and attempted to stop the vehicle. Appling increased his speed and led a short pursuit before coming to a stop. Deputies took him into custody after he attempted to resist.
During the investigation is was determined the Ford pickup had been stolen, and Appling was also in the possession of meth.
He was booked into the Bradley County Jail with driving on a suspended license, resisting arrest, possession of Schedule 2 (Meth), possession of drug paraphernalia, felony evading, aggravated burglary, burglary of an auto.
Sheriff Steve Lawson said, "I commend the homeowner for being aware and taking the proper steps to alert our deputies. With his help we were able to apprehend Mr. Appling and get him off the streets. Burglary crimes are some of the most personal crimes we deal with. As a result, we work diligently to catch perpetrators, and punish them to the fullest extent of the law."
Appling is being held on a $20,000 bond, and has a court date of Nov. 20.