Rossville man arrested after being found with several stolen vehicles Friday in Catoosa County
According to a Catoosa County incident report, on Friday, May 22nd, 2020, Deputy Cheatham responded to 305 Red Bud Avenue in Rossville for a possible stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, the deputy viewed the possible stolen vehicle parked in front of the home and had the VIN Number ran through Catoosa 911. The vehicle returned as stolen, also located in the yard, was a black GMC pick up, and it was also confirmed as a stolen vehicle. The neighbor came outside and stated that the owner of the home was located at 279 Red bud Avenue a few houses down. Officers Goolsby and Conaway of the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department went to the home and made contact with the suspect identified as Ronald Edgar Neeley 57 of 305 Red Bud Avenue, Rossville. The two officers escorted Neeley back to the original crime scene, where he stated that he did not steal the cars they were left at his home by Quinton Cox. Neeley stated that Cox was at his home earlier this date and dropped off the Monte Carlo at the rear of his home. Cox was trying to store it. He was showed Neeley how to start the vehicle, and this is when Neeley stated he realized the vehicle was stolen. The ignition switches on both the GMC Sierra and Monte Carlo had been tampered with. Neeley also had a set of keys for a Jeep Commander that he had just driven and gotten out of at 279 Red Bud Avenue, which he stated that Cox was letting him drive. Neeley stated that he was shown paperwork and thought the vehicle was legit. That vehicle was also reported stolen. All three vehicles were recovered and taken out of NCIC by the responsible agency. Because of the nature of the scene, the deputy notified Catoosa County Criminal Investigations. Neeley was arrested and taken to the Catoosa County Detention Center charged with three counts of theft by receiving for storing or possessing the stolen vehicles at his home.