Victim’s shocked, man steals electricity

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 Officer Thomas Gentry with the Caryville Police Department went to investigate a breaking and entering around 10 p.m. on Sept. 1.

He found Thomas Hewitt Jr. at the scene, Gentry’s report said.

Hewitt explained that the owner’s son had given him permission to plug a cable into the inside of another empty home on the property in order to have electricity, Gentry’s report said. The victim’s grandson told Gentry his grandmother had allowed Hewitt to pay her for the use of electricity from another home she owned.

Thomas John Hewitt Jr., 46, 173 Russell Lane, Caryville was arrested for burglary, aggravated criminal trespassing and theft of property under $500.