published Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Man charged with trailer theft in Bradley County

A 38-year-old man in Bradley County faces charges of theft after being accused of stealing a trailer and tools valued at more than $14,000, authorities say.

Matthew Lee Gee faces charges of burglary, theft over $10,000, theft under $500 and three counts of theft over $1,000, according to the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation led to the solving of several theft cases dating back to January as well as recovering three other trailers and a four wheeler, officials said.

Gee remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in Bradley County Sessions Court on June 26.

Detectives received tips that took them to a property in Meigs County owned by Gee. At the property, items were found that had been taken during thefts from Georgetown Circle, Mount Zion Road, Benton Pike, White Oak Valley Road and Waterville Drive.

Detectives are still looking for a 14-foot white tandem trailer taken from Georgetown Circle in late April or early May. Anyone with any information about the trailer is asked to call 423-728-7336.

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