Rossville brothers arrested in $60,000 burglary in Catoosa County
A pair of Rossville brothers were arrested over a recent seven-day span in Catoosa County after detectives linked them to a burglary in which more than $60,000 worth of items were taken.
According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department:
Twenty-four-year-old Thomas Jacob Richardson and 27-year-old Bryan Joshua Richardson were charged in the case.
Thomas was arrested June 11 while Bryan was arrested June 17.
Both men are charged with three counts of theft, first-degree burglary, and criminal attempt at theft.
Thomas Richardson garnered additional charges of possession of meth and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.
Thomas Richardson has been denied bond at this time, while Bryan’s bond has been sent at $15,000.
The burglary took place between 6:30 p.m. on June 1 and 5:15 p.m. on June 2, at which time vehicles, equipment, and firearms were stolen from a barn in the 2800 block of Cloud Springs Road.
Two ATVs, three heaters, a chainsaw, Coleman lantern, two Honda generators, a weed trimmer, two Lincoln welders, two rifles, a cooler, and a knife were reported stolen, along with several other small miscellaneous tools.
After police arrived, while walking the property, one of the ATVs, a heater, and the Coleman lantern were found in the woods.
A couple of days after the theft, one of the ATVs was found in a wooded area at the end of Glade Road.
On June 6 detective Mike Tinker, who was working the case, received a call from a man who’d received an anonymous tip about another one of the ATVs being located off Battlefield Parkway near the Fort Oglethorpe canoe launch.
Both ATVs were returned to the owner.
Detectives also obtained a warrant to search Thomas Richardson’s Rossville residence, where they recovered most of the stolen property.
Between the ATVs, the firearms, and other miscellaneous property, detectives were able to recover about $54,600 of the $61,550 worth of property, reports show.
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