A Charleston, Tenn., man has been arrested in connection to a Cleveland home burglary, according to a release from the Bradley County Sheriff's Office.
The burglary occurred in November at a home in the Chilcutt Road area. The homeowner reported several thousands of dollars worth of stolen items, according to the release.
Carl Dewayne Howard, 54, was arrested by detectives after they found stolen items inside a van on his Charleston property and briefly pursued Howard on foot while he attempted to destroy evidence.
Howard was also seen throwing a clear plastic bag containing what is believed to be methamphetamine, which was seized along with drug paraphernalia after he was arrested.
Detectives continued searching the property, where they found more stolen items from the Chilcutt Rd. area burglary.
Howard faces criminal charges including aggravated burglary, theft over $2,500, tampering with evidence, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the release.