Two Sevier County men have been arrested in connection with overnight cabin rental burglaries in Sevier County. Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals states that on Tuesday Oct 22nd at app. 5:30pm the sheriff’s office received a call from 1709 Bassett Way from the renter of a cabin stating that they had returned to their cabin and discovered that it had been broken into but nothing was taken and that there was a red car in the driveway of the cabin beside them that was not rented.
The caller stated they saw two white males run from the other cabin and flee in the red Pontiac Firebird. Officers were dispatched and minutes later the vehicle was spotted on Upper Middle Creek Road where a traffic stop was conducted. Officers observed two flat screen TVs in the car that were later determined as coming from rental cabin burglaries in the area.
Two men were taken into custody. Larry C. Ferguson, 27, of Pine Knob Road Pigeon Forge and David E. Chamblee, 23, of Whitlock Rd.in Newport, were both identified as being the subjects that fled from the cabins on Bassett Way. Ferguson was charged with two counts of Aggravated Burglary and Poss. Of Marijuana and a $45,000 bond was set. Chamblee was charged with two counts of Aggravated Burglary and was booked into jail under a $40,000 biond. More charges are pending on the pair upon completion of the investigation.