Cleveland man charged with attempted burglary


Bryan Christopher Thornton

CLEVELAND, Ga. – White County deputies arrested Bryan Christopher Thornton, 39, of Cleveland last week, following a 911 call referencing a suspicious person knocking on a door in Sautee.

White County Sheriff’s Captain Rick Kelley said when deputies located Thornton, he told them he was lost. However, Thornton was wearing an empty gun holster and carrying handcuffs. Kelley said the deputies also discovered paperwork and a bolt cutter in close proximity to Thornton they believe to have been stolen.

Thornton was transported to the White County Detention Center where he was charged with possession of tools for the commission of a crime, entering an automobile, criminal trespass, theft by taking, and criminal attempt to commit burglary.

The investigation is ongoing, said Kelley.



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