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HCSO Responds to Burglary in Progress on Moses Road


Hamilton County, TN - On March 10, 2023, at 7:33 am, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office personnel were dispatched to the 7520 block of Moses Road Hixson for the report of a burglary in progress.

The caller stated (2) unknown white males pull into the driveway of the residence, exited, and began placing several items into the back of the vehicle which were stored under the car port of the home.

The caller attempted to confront the suspects and the driver of the vehicle fled the scene leaving his accomplice behind on foot at the residence.

Upon law enforcement’s arrival, a male matching the caller’s description was seen walking on foot along the roadway. As deputies approached, the suspect immediately ran into a nearby wooded area.

Patrol personnel requested UAS and K-9 Units’ to the scene to assist with searching for the suspect. Working together, the male suspect was tracked and into a heavily wooded area where eventually he was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect was later identified as Tony Browning (Born 1971). Browning at the time of his arrest, was found to have several outstanding Hamilton County warrants for his arrest to include several counts of Theft, Evading, Failure to Appear, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Browning was transported to the Hamilton County Jail and Detention Center for booking.

In regards to the suspect vehicle mentioned earlier in this release, Law enforcement personnel have a description of the vehicle and continue to search for the suspect.

As this is an on-going investigation no further details are available at this time.

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