Tuesday, November 20, 2012
(Last modified: 2012-11-20 08:34:16)
 
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-A 23-year-old resident who lives on Bluff Road, in Newport, has been arrested and charged with six burglaries/thefts, including four in one week in October, the Cocke County Sheriff's Department reported.

Joseph Dustin Lewis Jr., of 1344 Bluff Road, in Newport, was charged Nov. 19 with the March 5 burglary of a garage owned by Arlene Helton on Midnight Way, in Parrottsville. Items stolen are valued at $4,250, Det. Bryan Murr reported.

Lewis Jr. was also charged in connection with the April 12 burglary of the Jonathan Thornton residence at 116 Willowbrook Way, in Newport, and theft of items valued at $9,283, Det. Bryan Murr reported.

Lewis Jr. was also charged in connection with the Oct. 22 burglary of Sandra's Bar, located at 2130 Highway 160, in Bybee. Damage to Sandra Crumbley's business was estimated at $5,000. Lewis Jr. was also charged with stealing $400 in change from the bar.

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