Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

February 8, 2013

Suspicious vehicle leads to burglary suspect arrest

By Michael R. Moser

CROSSVILLE — A residential burglary suspect was arrested after deputies were dispatched to check on a vehicle parked in a driveway. A second person was questioned but not charged.

Charged with aggravated burglary, simple possession of methamphetamine and possession of burglary tools is Marcus Allan Braddam, 20, 65 Bradshaw Family Rd. Bond was set at $12,500.

On Jan. 31, deputies were dispatched to a Casteel Rd. address after someone became concerned about suspicious activity by occupants of a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home in the 700 block.

Chief Deputy Scott Iles and Deputy Dustin Hensley responded to the call and Iles found fresh pry marks were found on a rear door to the residence, Hensley found the occupants of the vehicle to be the suspect and his wife, Brandy Braddam.

According to the report, Braddam did give officers an oral statement that led to his arrest. Deputies also seized a knife they believe used to pry on a rear door and a window screen.

Nothing was reported missing from the residence.