The Oliver Springs Police Department arrested a 22-year-old man on Tuesday after investigating store burglaries, a home burglary, and a vehicle theft, police said Wednesday.
The OSPD investigated a report of a vehicle theft at 1410 East Tri County Boulevard on Sunday, May 12, and a burglary at Oscars Market at 1304 East Tri County Boulevard on Tuesday, May 14, the department said in a press release sent by Police Chief Kenneth Morgan.
During the investigation, police officers followed up on information that led to a suspect identified as Marcus Lively, 22, of Oliver Springs, the press release said.
“The investigation suggested that Mr. Lively was responsible for both incidents inside the city as well as a burglary of Gingers Market in the Briceville area of Anderson County,” the press release said.
When police located Lively, he was interviewed by OSPD Captain David Laxton and gave the following information, the press release said.
“On May 12, Mr. Lively stole the vehicle from 1304 East Tri County Boulevard and drove to Frost Bottom, where he committed a burglary in which he took two firearms,” the press release said. “He then drove the stolen vehicle to Gingers market, where he committed another burglary. Mr. Lively then drove back to Oliver Springs, where he drove into a field on Old Batley Road and burned the vehicle. On May 14, Mr. Lively entered the closed business at 1410 East Tri County Blvd by breaking the glass in the front door and taking the cash register drawer containing money.”
The press release said officers were able to recover the cash register drawer where Lively had left it. Also recovered at Lively’s home were a .22-caliber pistol from the Frost Bottom burglary and information about the location of the other pistol, assorted tools from the auto theft, and two trail cameras, the press release said.
“Thanks to the great work by Captain Laxton, Patrolman Esau Hamby and Patrolman Ryan Williams, in less than three days we were able to make an arrest on a vehicle theft, a business burglary from inside the city, as well as a home burglary and another business burglary inside Anderson County and recover stolen property,” the press release said.
“This is in addition to a Razor theft that was reported stolen from inside the city on May 8, 2019, and recovered on May 9, along with a stolen U-haul from Oak Ridge that the owner was unaware of,” the press release said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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