According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report:
Upon arrival, the victim told the reporting officer that someone had taken a large amount of copper wire, three chainsaws, and a hedge trimmer from the barn.
The victim advised that he had been storing the chainsaws and hedge trimmer for a friend. Both victims could not pinpoint an exact date or time the items were taken, but did state that all property was in the barn at the beginning of February.
While collecting information regarding the theft, a red Chevrolet S-10 pulled into the driveway. Two men got out of the pickup truck and began inquiring about an acquaintance of the resident. The two men claimed they were looking for “Corey” because he had stolen some medication from them. The two men then explained that they knew “Corey,” because he had previously hired them to cut down trees for him.
“Due to the fact that three chainsaws were stolen, I obtained their information and checked them through dispatch for warrants,” said officer Chris Faulk.
After providing dispatch with information on both men, it was discovered that one of the men, Anthony Jay Woods, had given officer Faulk with false information.
Woods repeatedly gave officer Faulk an inaccurate birth date, even after it was explained to him that giving false information could result in arrest.
Woods then stated that did not know his actual birth date, and that he could not even read or write due to a mental disorder.
Officer Faulk then advised Woods that he was given enough opportunities to get his information correct, and that he was perfectly able to answer all other questions as to his address and what he was on probation for. Woods was then placed under arrest for giving false statements to a law enforcement officer. He was transported to Catoosa County jail.
• Between Feb. 5 and Feb. 8, a theft occurred at a residence at 223 Bartley Lane in Ringgold, resulting in a four-wheeler being stolen from property.
The victim advised police that the vehicle was taken from her storage building. The four-wheeler is a camouflage colored Polaris 4x4 ATV valued at $7,000.
No model or serial numbers were available on the vehicle. The case was turned over to detective Tim Deal.
If you have any information on these cases, contact the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office at 706-935-2424 or 706-965-6863. Anyone with information leading to the arrest and prosecution could receive a cash reward up to $1,000.