Dunlap police arrest man on multiple theft charges
A man is in jail in Sequatchie County for several thefts.
Thursday, employees at the Dunlap Ace Hardware called police about a suspicious man in their store, Dunlap police said.
Officers recognized the man from several other shoplifting investigations from earlier this year.
The man was identified as Bradley Scott Gribble, 52, of Rossville, Georiga.
Gribble confessed to officers during an interview that he had committed several other thefts. He also said he was planning to shoplift power hand tools while he was in Ace Hardware, police explained.
Gribble was arrested on two counts of theft. Additional charges are expected as detectives continue to investigate several shoplifting cases that they say Gribble is expected to be involved in, police added.
Dunlap police say Gribble is also suspected of being involved in several shoplifting incidents in Trenton, GA.
Police are also searching for an accomplice who was with Gribble on previous incidents.
If you have any information, call Dunlap police at 423-949-3319.