Crimetracker: Madisonville man busted for selling stolen goods on Craigslist

MADISONVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Deputies arrested 27-year-old John Cagle of Cherokee Circle in Madisonville on Friday 7.

Cagle was charged with three counts of Theft of Property over $10,000; two counts in Monroe County for taking a rollback wrecker from a business in Madisonville and a John Deere tractor from an individual in Monroe County, and one count in Loudon County for taking a rollback wrecker from a Loudon County business.

Deputies say Cagle was placing ads and photos of the equipment on Craigslist and had sold several items. The property has been recovered and returned to the owners.

Detective Daniel Dockery of the Madisonville Police Department was responsible for developing the break in the case and communicating with other agencies involved in the case, including the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

One item still in question is a Caterpillar 259B Skid Steerer that was sold by Cagle on Craigslist that is also believed to be stolen. All known items were believed to have been taken between January 10th and January 31st.

If anyone has any information about other items purchased from Cagle, please contact Investigator Sgt. Jeff Russell of the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office at 865-988-2305.


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