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Thursday, August 10th

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Thursday, August 10th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

Topping our news today, from WRCB Channel 3…

Cleveland police say a man wanted for burglary is in custody Wednesday.

Cleveland police say 23-year-old Austin Plemons was arrested within 48 hours of being identified as a suspect in a home burglary.

Police say Plemons broke into a home on Frontage Road NW over the weekend and took a laptop, cash, and a safe containing personal documents.

Plemons is charged aggravated burglary.

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press…

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office said on Wednesday that two men have been arrested in connection with two separate cases of stolen property.

Brandon Shields, 33, and Kenneth Carroll, 38, were taken into custody on unrelated charges, according to a press release from BCSO. It was not clear what day they were arrested.

Shields is charged with three counts of burglary, two counts of theft over $2,500, theft over $1,000 and vandalism. And Carroll is charged with theft over $2,500, two counts of theft over $1,000 and felon possession of a handgun. He was released on a $20,000 bond.

Shields’ vehicle was recorded on surveillance cameras at several local business where property was stolen, according to the press release. A warrant granted for the search of his home on Aug. 4 led to the discovery of the property stolen from the businesses.

As for Carroll, BCSO deputies responded to a location on the 2300 block of No Pone Road based on information that a stolen 2015 Honda motorcycle could be there, according to the press release. The motorcycle was reported stolen last June.

Deputies found the motorcycle along with a Suzuki motorcycle that was reported stolen in Loudon County, north east of Bradley County. A stolen truck was also recovered. No information on the truck was released.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Chancellor Jerri S. Bryant ruled Monday against Commissioner Dan Rawls in a lawsuit that was filed against him by a Bradley County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

The lawsuit was filed in September 2013 by Steven McCullough, who claimed Rawls “charged for faulty and non-approved” work on his 1967 Camaro.

The case has gone back and forth over the last three years, with Rawls eventually filing a counter-suit against McCullough.

The case drew public attention in recent months when Sheriff Eric Watson noted McCullough was a deputy at the BCSO and claimed Rawls asked him to fire McCullough and his wife, who was also a deputy, after the suit was filed.

Rawls denied he ever asked for McCullough’s dismissal.

Bryant ordered Rawls to pay McCullough $3,915 for paint damage and $1,846.35 for the cost to fix the car.

Bryant noted McCullough had received estimates from $2,500 to $6,065 to achieve the 650 horsepower engine.

Bryant’s final total order was for Rawls to pay $9,761.35 to McCullough, plus attorney fees.

Rawls has the right to contest the decision with the state Court of Appeals.

This has been your local and state news. You can get news anytime by visiting our website,, powered by Pioneer Credit. From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, this is Jeremy Gault reporting.