Man breaks into police chief’s car, arrested

Justin Wagner

A 20-year-old man remains behind bars after he allegedly broke into the wrong car Friday night in Oak Ridge.  Late Friday night, Oak Ridge Police Chief James Akagi was at home when he heard his dog barking and went to investigate.  He found several items from his wife’s unlocked car in his driveway and spotted an unfamiliar vehicle parked nearby.  The chief called for back-up and he and responding officers searched the area but did not find anyone.  They set up surveillance on the mystery car and Akagi saw a man later identified as Justin Wagner get in to the car and try to speed away.  In an unmarked cruiser, Akagi pursued Wagner and pulled him over a short distance away, where other officers took him into custody.  Investigators say they are looking into whether or not Wagner may be involved in other vehicle break-ins around the city.  He was charged with burglary from a vehicle and at last check remained in custody at the Anderson County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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