The sheriff said an alert Catoosa deputy stopped a vehicle matching the description of a possible burglary suspect, and arrested James Rodrick Rolland, 24, of 1204 14th Street in Cleveland, Tenn., for possession of stolen property from a string of local burglaries.
Hours later, Rolland’s father, Terry Lee Rolland, 47, of 103 Blackberry Lane in Manchester, Tenn., was arrested at a phone booth off Cloud Springs Road near Interstate 75.
The arresting officer recovered property in the elder Rolland’s possession from a burglary on Pine Grove Road, Summers said.
“Apparently, the younger Rolland had stopped at a residence and let his father out to commit a burglary,” the sheriff said. “When the son failed to return, the father walked to a telephone booth to arrange transportation.”
Catoosa detectives searched the Rollands’ motel room in East Ridge, Tenn., he following day, recovering stolen property from multiple burglaries committed in Catoosa County and East Ridge, Summers said.
Both men are being housed at the Catoosa County Detention Center, each charged with 10 counts of burglary and two counts of attempted burglary stemming from two weeks of break-ins throughout the county, Summers said. Catoosa dtectives are in the process of identifying the property recovered.
“It is anticipated that additional burglary charges will be made as the property recovered is identified by other victims,” Sheriff Summers said