CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – The arrest of James Charles Brock all began with a call to central dispatch on a report a car was ramming a gate at 182 Rocky Lane which is just off Ridge Road.
Caryville Police Det. John Minor initially answered the call last Wednesday afternoon. Campbell County Sheriff’s Capt. John Long and Det. Joe Hopson arrived to assist Minor with the officers finding an unoccupied red Chevrolet Camaro parked in front of a gate.
James Brock walked down the driveway and approached the officers. When Brock was asked about the incident, he allegedly denied ramming the gate, insisting his car had broken down near his home.
Long learned Brock was driving on a suspended license prompting officers to run the VIN number on the Camaro. The car was reportedly stolen from a Knoxville credit union, according to dispatch. This led to Brock’s arrest.
Following a search of the property, Hopson found another stolen vehicle, a 2019 Jeep Cherokee.
Inside the Jeep, Hopson allegedly found glass pipes commonly used to smoke meth or pot. Minor discovered a green pill vial with a white powdery substance inside the vial determined to be a schedule II controlled substance.
Based on the report from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, Brock allegedly told officers that he bought the Camaro from a couple out of Rutledge for $1,200 via a website. The girlfriend countered by saying she didn’t go to Rutledge with Brock, but that the car was delivered on a trailer being pulled by a Dodge pick-up truck.
Brock then said a friend, Jason, had brought the Jeep Cherokee to the Rocky Lane address to be painted. Long told him the Cherokee was also reported stolen. When asked what Jason’s last name is, Brock allegedly said that “he didn’t want to be labelled a snitch.”
This was the fifth arrest for Brock according to Campbell County Jail records. He remains housed in the county jail this morning on a $2,000 cash bond and is due in court tomorrow morning.
James Charles Brock, 51, 182 Rocky Lane, Caryville, is charged with two counts of theft of property ( $1,000-$2,499 and $10,000-$59,999), possession of a controlled substance and and possession of drug paraphernalia. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/04/2022-6AM)