Investigators recover $75,000 worth of stolen property, suspects arrested

Published 8:31 am Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Two Carter County men were arrested Wednesday and Thursday after Sheriff’s Office investigators found they stole more $100,000 worth of property.

The arrests came after deputies received reports of suspects breaking into several storage units on Bristol Highway in April. One victim reported $108,000 worth of property stolen, and another reported $8,700 worth of items taken. Investigators have recovered approximately $75,000 worth of the stolen property and are continuing to recover more items.

Jackie Lee White, 39, and Richard Lynn Johnson, 31, were charged with theft over $60,000, theft over $5,000 and nine counts of burglary each in connection with the thefts.

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Both suspects are being held in the Carter County Detention Center. White is being held on a $45,000 total bond, and Johnson is being held on an $80,000 total bond.