Two people were arrested Tuesday evening after a sheriff’s deputy caught them carrying stolen items from a Marlow home where a burglary-in-progress had been reported, authorities said.
Anderson County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to the home on Binkley Acres Lane near Oliver Springs at about 8:42 p.m. Tuesday. The homeowner was contacted by a neighbor who saw a strange car in the driveway, Anderson County Sheriff Paul White said. The owner went to the home and saw the vehicle parked at the gate near the entrance to his driveway.
“Upon checking his property, he observed two persons inside the home,” White said. “The homeowner called 911 and deputies responded.”
￼￼White said the first deputy arrived in less than a minute of being dispatched, spoke with the owner, and waited until the two men exited the residence carrying items they had just stolen.
“At that point the deputy’s backup had not yet arrived, but the suspects were apprehended without incident,” White said.
Marcus Dewayne Bowling, 29, of Heiskell, and Cody Aaron Sexton, 23, of Oak Ridge, were arrested and charged with several offenses related to the burglary. Both remained in the Anderson County Detention Facility on Wednesday night.
Both men have been charged with aggravated burglary, felony property theft, criminal trespassing, and criminal conspiracy. Bond for each has been set at $50,000.
White said ￼Bowling has prior arrests in Anderson, Knox, and Sevier counties, including burglary convictions in Sevier County. Sexton also has prior arrests in Anderson County, the sheriff said.