Burglar gets stuck in field after crime
Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 8:01 pm
ELIZABETHTON (AP) — A Carter County deputy didn’t have to look far to make an arrest in a weekend burglary.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Durham said he saw 19-year-old William Brian Deel III climbing a bank after getting his car stuck in a field next to the burglarized house.
Durham told the Johnson City Press he found several stolen items in Deel’s car. A drawer was missing from a tool chest and deputies found it next to the ransacked house.
A truck parked next to the house had a broken steering column.
Dunham said Deel, of Johnson City, admitted he broke into the home and said he broke the truck trying unsuccessfully to hot wire it — to pull his car out of the field.
Charges include aggravated burglary; theft over $1,000, vandalism over $1,000, auto burglary and possession of burglary tools.
Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com
Published in The Messenger 3.10.2010