Red Boiling Springs Police Chief Terry Tuck arrested 27-year-old Chad Carman, of 553 Lafayette Road, after a couple of burglaries occurred at 557 Lafayette Road, in Red Boiling Springs.
“We had a couple of burglaries at 557 Lafayette Road, in Red Boiling Springs,” said Chief Terry Tuck. “One occurred on June 21 and the other on June 26. During the first incident nothing of importance was taken and it looked like someone had gone through some dresser drawers looking for something of value.”
The Chief was called back on June 27 for a second burglary and this time the owner noticed several missing items. “She also discovered someone had broken into her outside building behind the house and she reported the following items missing: bench grinder, scroll saw, radial arm saw, two Skil saws, a router, band saw, saws all, battery charger, socket and wrench sets and four boxes of ammunition.”
Chief Tuck said while investigating the out building he noticed on the ground a small plastic bottle of muzzle loader black powder that appeared to led to the residence next door.“I contacted Officer Jimmy Morgan and we spoke to Mr. Carman who resided at the house located at 553,” continued Chief Tuck. “We advised him or what had happened next door and what evidence I found on the ground leading to his home. I asked Mr. Carman for consent to search his residence and he refused.”
The chief happened to recall a few months of dealing with Mr. Carman and that he was on probation. “I advised him that one of the rules of his probation was that his vehicle or residence could be searched at any time.”
“He acknowledged and agreed to the search,” said Tuck, “and during the search we found a growing marijuana plant. We also found the bench grinder inside the home and the rest of the stolen property was found in the trunk of Mr. Carman’s automobile.”
“We placed him under arrest and we have charged Mr. Carman with two counts of burglary, theft over $1,000, theft under $500 and manufacture of Schedule VI narcotics,” added the Chief. “His bond is set at $8,500 and a court date is scheduled for July 9.”