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HCSO Arrest Boat Theft Suspects


Hamilton County, TN - On Sunday, December 20, 2020, at approximately 8:30 am, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division recovered two (2) stolen cabin cruiser boats valued cumulatively at over $500,000.00.

During the recovery, deputies received assistance from the Tennessee Park Service and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA). Tennessee Park Rangers from Harrison Bay State Park were especially instrumental in the recovery of one (1) of the stolen boats which had become beached on a sandbar in the river. Park Rangers also provided a boat and manpower to assist in the apprehension of a boat theft suspect on the water.

A subsequent criminal investigation discovered two (2) subjects, Brandon James Allmon (age 41) and Brandon Michael Mudgett (age 24), to be involved in the thefts.

Brandon Allmon and Brandon Mudgett were arrested and have been charged with Theft over $250,000, Theft over $60,000, and Criminal Conspiracy in regards to their possession of the stolen boats.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office wishes to acknowledge the assistance provided by the Tennessee Park Rangers and the TWRA in assisting with the recovery of the stolen boats and the subsequent suspect apprehension.

The mugshots of Allmon and Mudgett are provided below.

No further details are available.

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