published Friday, September 16th, 2011

Bradley County charges 3 in scrap metal sting

Three family members were arrested this week during a Bradley County sting investigation to crack down on scrap metal thefts.

Bradley County sheriff’s detectives planted scrap metal and wire into a trailer and left it in grassy area at the intersection of Waterlevel Highway and Osment Road, said sheriff’s spokesman Bob Gault.

Investigators positioned themselves near the trailer and waited, he said.

About 9 p.m., a pickup truck pulled up and three people got out and hooked the trailer to their truck and then drove off, Gault said.

Deputies followed the truck and arrested the family as they headed toward home on Silver Trail Circle, Gault said.

Thomas Kevin Boles, 46, 18-year-old Matthew David Boles, and Meghan Jane Boles, 31, were charged with theft over $1,000, Gault said.

The Boles have each posted $2,000 bonds and are due back in court on Oct. 20.

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NoMyth said...

Family 'o dirtbags.

September 16, 2011 at 9:28 p.m.
joetheplumber said...

These 3 need to be held in jail until the rest of their gang pays for the destruction they have done to the property owners. I pary the judge that hears this case has the balls to start holding these thiefs accountable and hammers down on them - wishful thinking on my part. POSTED BONDS ASS what a joke!

September 17, 2011 at 10:52 a.m.
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