From the Tribune staff reports
BLOUNT COUNTY — Law enforcement officials said Cody Vaughn was arrested on Sunday in connection to burglary in Blount County.
According to the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday, Feb. 28, dispatch received a call about a burglary in progress at an address on Berry Mountain.
“Deputies responded to the address and were told by the victim that an unknown male had entered the residence through the front door and exited through a side door and believed to have taken multiple items from the house including a firearm,” the department said in a statement via social media. “When deputies arrived they were able to locate a male matching the description given by the victim behind an abandoned residence nearby. The suspect had a firearm in his possession and was ordered multiple times to drop the weapon.”
According to the statement, Deputy Chavez held the suspect at gunpoint until Deputy Jake Cameron was able to come to his location and assist. The suspect finally collapsed to the ground and threw the firearm.
“At that point Deputy Chavez and Deputy Cameron were able to take the suspect into custody,” officials said. “While searching the suspect for other weapons Deputy Chavez was able to locate multiple items described by the victim that belonged to them on the suspects person.”
After further investigation all items belonging to the victim were located and returned to the victim.
“This is a testament to the hard work and dedication the Blount County Deputies do everyday to protect our great citizens,” according to the statement. “Deputy Chavez and Deputy Jake Cameron are to be commended for their prompt response and dedication to professionalism in the apprehension of the suspect during this dangerous situation.”
Vaughn is currently held without bond at the Blount County Correctional Facility charged with burglary and multiple other charges.