Man arrested after Sunday Hit and Run

Timothy Lewis Braden, 32

On Sunday August 26, 2018 at approximately 5:55PM: Officer Julie Parham patrolled upon a motor vehicle accident close to 413 N. Roane Street.  A vehicle had rear ended the Walnut Hill Baptist Church van and then fled the scene. The van was transporting several juveniles. Injuries were reported and EMS was requested to the scene.  Witnesses provided a general description of the suspect vehicle and a partial tag.

On August 27, 2018 at 4:15 AM: Sgt. James Wadsworth located the suspect vehicle at C&J Apartments, 218 Morning Drive.  The vehicle is registered to Timothy Lewis Braden, age 32, of Oliver Springs. After talking with witnesses at C&J Apartments it was determined that Braden had parked the vehicle at the apartments around 6:00 PM, shortly after the accident.  Officers observed front end damage and white paint transfer consistent with the church van.

On August 27, 2018: Timothy Braden voluntarily came to the Harriman Police Department to speak with officers.  Detective Brian Turner spoke with Braden and obtained his version of the incident. After the interview, Braden was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant. Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that Braden was not at the location where he claimed to be during the time of the accident.

Warrants were issued and served on Timothy Braden for Driving on Revoked 3rd, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Fail to Report an Accident, Financial Responsibility and Duty to give Information and Render Aid.  He is currently incarcerated at the Roane County Jail.

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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