Carter County

Burglary-in-progress call results in arrest

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. - An early morning call to police stopped a burglary in progress and landed a man in jail.

Elizabethton authorities say someone called the police after seeing a man they thought was trying to break in Tri-Cities Gun Depot on West Elk Avenue just after 2 a.m. Thursday.

Officers say they quickly stopped Thad Buckles after spotting him in the area.

After reviewing the cameras at the Gun Depot, Buckles could be seen at the door of the business, but he denied having been near the building.

Officers located a pocket knife in his pants pocket, and he had two gloves and a rag in his jacket pocket that matched information from the witness and store video.

Buckles was charged with attempted burglary, vandalism, and possession of burglary tools.

He is scheduled to appear in court on April 22.

Most Popular