Sheriff Tim W. Guider

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Loudon County
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12680 Hwy 11 W Suite 1
Lenoir City, TN 37771

Office: 865-986-4823
Records: 865-986-1770
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Riverchase home invasion robbery

Loudon County Sheriff Tim Guider announced the arrest of two individuals in a home invasion robbery that occurred in Lenoir City on October 12, 2009. The spoiled robbery attempt occurred on Riverchase Road.

Sheriff Guider advised that the frantic 911 call came in at approximately 9:31 PM. Sheriff Guider noted that the caller advised that the subjects came into her residence and that they were dressed in black. He also noted that the victim was able to flee the residence and a neighbor called 911.

Sheriff Guider further noted that deputies arrived on the scent at approximately 9:36 PM with K-9 units also responding. A perimeter was immediately set. The sheriff stated that the K-9 units caught one juvenile subject in some nearby woods. One of the K-9 units was deployed and hit on a scent that led into the lake. K-9 Diego jumped into the lake and swam to the bank on the other side of the cove. The K-9 then apprehended the suspect later identified as George Locklear, who was then taken into custody. The Sheriff noted that the K-9 units receive water detection and apprehension training, and that was key to the suspect being apprehended after fleeing through the water.

Both subjects were charged with aggravated burglary and both admitted to the crime. The Sheriff also advised that the Loudon County Criminal Investigations Unit was currently investigating Mr. Locklear for several burglaries in the Loudon County area. He advised that the CID unit interviewed Mr. Locklear further and was able to solve at least six (6) other burglaries in the area. Some items have been recovered and other arrests may be forthcoming. The juvenile will face a Juvenile Court hearing.

Released: Wednesday - October 14, 2009

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