published Friday, June 24th, 2011

Preview today for sheriff’s auction

Detective Jimmy Smith checks out some of the more than 30 vehicles available at an auction Saturday at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office. The  public can preview the cars today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Detective Jimmy Smith checks out some of the more than 30 vehicles available at an auction Saturday at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office. The public can preview the cars today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Photo by Randall Higgins.
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CLEVELAND, Tenn. — More than 30 vehicles, assorted jewelry and electronics will be auctioned Saturday at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

Prospective buyers can preview the vehicles today at the department’s garage, a short distance from the county justice center at 2150 Blythe Ave. The auction begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, rain or shine.

Most of the vehicles were seized in drug cases, Detective Jimmy Smith said.

“It’s an absolute auction,” he said. “So no matter what’s the high bid, it wins.”

Vehicles are not the only items in the Saturday auction. Jewelry, electronics and a long list of other items ranging from bicycles to televisions and tools are being sold, too, department spokesman Bob Gault said. No firearms are being sold.

The department has resumed selling all items itself, Gault said. At one time, the department sold items other than vehicles on the Internet.

All items are being sold as-is to the highest bidder. Terms are cash or preapproved check, Gault said.

A link to a list of vehicles, photos of some vehicles and a list of other property is on the department’s website, BradleySheriff.com.

about Randall Higgins...

Randall Higgins covers news in Cleveland, Tenn., for the Times Free Press. He started work with the Chattanooga Times in 1977 and joined the staff of the Chattanooga Times Free Press when the Free Press and Times merged in 1999. Randall has covered Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Alabama. He now covers Cleveland and Bradley County and the neighboring region. Randall is a Cleveland native. He has bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Technological University. His awards ...

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