Owen arrested for burglary, theft

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By Natasha LaFayette



A burglary over a month ago led to the arrest of Thomas Erick Owens, 25, Jellico, this week for theft and trespassing charges.

Owens entered a Jellico resident’s home on April 26 and allegedly stole a Play Station II, 34 DVDs, 38 CDs, video games and one power stick deodorant, according to the police report.

An arrest warrant was drafted for Owens after the alleged burglary took place. He was arrested on May 31, after Jellico officers observed him in the area.

The cost of the possessions taken from the resident totaled to $583, the report indicates.

After the initial burglary Owens allegedly returned to the house and was looking around when the victim’s returned home, said officer Wayne Conrad.

“The victim walked in to the home and asked him (Owens) what he was doing there,” said Conrad of the victim’s testimony.

Owens allegedly told the victim that he was running from the police and then left the residence, said Conrad.

Owens was charged with burglary, theft of property under $500 and criminal trespassing. He was held at the jail with a bond of $3,500.