One Arrest Made in Harriman Home Invasion

Jordan Taylor Crabtree, 19

A break in the case of a home invasion in Harriman has been partially solved with one arrest overnight.  Jordan Taylor Crabtree, 19, of 677 Highway 70 Rockwood, was arrested late last night around 10pm by sheriff’s deputies at a residence in Rockwood. A call to central dispatch requested officers to 677 Highway 70 for a vehicle that was found in a gravel area stuck beside the railroad tracks but no one around it. After a check with dispatch the car was the one stolen last Saturday morning from a residence in Harriman. Sheriff’s deputies were able to obtain some information inside that led them to Jordan Crabtree in Rockwood at 537 South Kingston Avenue. The owner of the residence gave officers permission to search the house and officers located several stolen items from the Harriman burglary and Crabtree hiding in a back bedroom. Rockwood officers assisted Sheriff’s deputies with the search and investigation.  Detective Turner from the Harriman Police Department also responded. Two other persons inside were arrested for warrants not related to the Harriman case.  Jordan Crabtree ,19, faces a slew of charges including:

Aggravated Assault
Theft of Property ($1001-$2499)
Theft of Property ($2,500-$9,999)
Aggravated Robbery
Aggravated Kidnapping
Aggravated Assault
Vandalism (Up To $500 During Burglary)
Aggravated Burglary
Aggravated Robbery
Aggravated Kidnapping
PAR Introduction Contraband into Penal Institution (Paraphernalia)

Harriman Police Chief Dereck Pacifico told us that their investigators are in the process of looking for other suspects involved, and more information will be released as soon as it becomes available.  Crabtree’s arrest stems from an incident last Saturday morning where Officers were dispatched to 149
McNew Drive, Harriman for a 911 call about a robbery in progress. Karen Reeves, 60, was home with her granddaughter, Krystina Reeves, when multiple unknown suspects dressed all in black and wearing masks forced entry into the victim’s home. The suspects held the victims at gunpoint for a period while demanding money and taking property from the victims. The suspects rummaged through the victim’s property demanding they open locked items before stealing several weapons and a 2010 light blue Toyota Avalon from the victim’s residence. Karen Reeves was taken to a hospital for a possible broken arm and other injuries sustained during the robbery when a suspect(s) hit her several times with a baseball bat. Krystina Reeves, 22, was physically uninjured during the event.

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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  1. Wow what a tough guy , u mean he beat up a 60 yr old woman with a baseball bat , watch out for this bad dude, if all goes well he will burn in he”” ”’

  2. What hole do these little rats sneak out of at night to rage war on little ol lady’s , could we not exterminate them and do it quietly so there is no fuss over trash like this.

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