GATESVILLE (April 25, 2013)--A Georgetown man was arrested in Gatesville over the weekend after an alert deputy noticed a suspicious man lurking behind a downtown business.
Brent Allen Bradley, 42, of Georgetown, was held Thursday in the Coryell County Jail in lieu of $14,000 bond charged with possession of controlled substance and theft.
He was also ordered held without bond on a parole violation warrant.
Coryell County Chief Deputy Joe Blakley said a deputy on patrol early in the morning on April 21 noticed a man walking around behind Derrick Bail Bonds, in downtown Gatesville.
As the deputy drove toward the man, he saw a pickup truck leave the same area that was pulling a trailer loaded with several items.
The deputy stopped the truck with assistance from a Gatesville police unit.
The driver gave officers consent to search the truck and during the search they found a quantity of white powder that field tested positive for methamphetamine.
The driver was arrested and the pickup and trailer were impounded for further investigation.
Subsequent investigation revealed the items on the trailer all had been reported stolen from various locations.
Police and deputies impounded 33 bags of deer corn, 6 bags of bird seed, a Kawasaki Mule (UTV), a Kawasaki ATV, a motorcycle dirt bike, and the flatbed trailer.
Also stolen were construction tools, copper wiring, copper tubing, air compressor, auto batteries, and assorted ammunition.
During the investigation Investigators learned of a deer lease located in Hamilton County and Coryell County deputies, along with deputies from Hamilton County located the property owner.
Investigators discovered two flatbed trailers which also had been reported stolen from the Georgetown area.
Total estimated value of stolen items recovered is estimated at more than $30,000.00, Blakley said.