ANDERSON COUNTY (WVLT) – An Oak Ridge traffic stopped ended with five people in custody for a residential burglary.
On February 15th, an officer with the Oak Ridge Police Department stopped a pickup truck on Robertsville Road.
In the back of the truck was an ATV that was stolen during a burglary five days earlier on Dutch Valley Road.
The officer notified the Anderson County Sheriff’s department, and investigators soon discovered other stolen property on the scene and inside another vehicle that had been following the truck.
All five people have extensive criminal histories in Anderson County.
The two men in the truck were Daniel Scott Hawkins, 38 and David Levi Hawkins, 56 who are both from Lake City.
Daniel Hawkins has been charged with theft of property worth between $1,000 and $9,999, failure to appear, a probation violation and contempt of court.
David Hawkins has been charged with theft of property worth between $1,000 and $9,999 and a probation violation.
The three people following the truck were James Robert Golden Jr, 31, Wendy Lee Guardino, 32, and Erica Elaine Trett, 24, all from Briceville.
Golden Jr. and Trett were both charged with theft of property worth between $1,000 and $9,999
Guardino received an additional count of theft.
The investigation is still on going.