Loudon County Sheriff's Office
Theft and Burglary Arrests
Tim Guider announced today that two subjects have been arrested in
connection with burglaries and thefts in the...
southern end of Loudon County. During late summer and early fall several
burglaries had been committed in the areas of Oakland, Erie, Jim Dyke,
and Blue Springs Roads. Items taken included a 4-wheeler, a knife
collection, leaf blowers, weed eaters, fishing tackle, and riding lawn
mowers. Investigators developed leads on two suspects in Roane County,
including a lead regarding where some of the items could be located.
Following up, investigators discovered the stolen 4-wheeler, and also
lawn equipment and fishing tackle that connected the two suspects to
Brothers Ronnie Davidson, 36, and Eugene Davidson, 38, were then
arrested at their home in Roane County with the assistance of Roane
County Deputies. Through interviews with the brothers and additional
follow-up, thousands of dollars of stolen property was recovered,
including riding mowers, weed eaters, chain saws, fishing tackle,
surround sound systems, hand tools, and gaming equipment, some of which
came from burglaries which detectives were not aware of. Detectives are
currently attempting to locate the owners of some of the items
recovered. Each of the Davidsonís have currently been charged with Theft
of Property and Aggravated Burglary, but more charges are pending and
some will be taken before the Grand Jury. There are also other subjects
that could be charged in connection of these thefts.
Although diligence is recommended all year, due to the upcoming holidays
Sheriff Guider urges everyone to please be extra careful with their home
and vehicle security as criminals sometimes see Christmas as a time of
opportunity. Homes, buildings, and vehicles should be locked at all
times. He recommends serial numbers of items be recorded and photos of
items be kept. Not having this done sometimes makes it difficult to
reunite owners with their belongings should they be stolen.