A Dandridge, Tenn. man has been charged with two counts of auto burglary, one count of auto theft, arson, theft over $500 and vandalism in excess of $1,000 following an alleged incident on Feb. 9.
According to information released by Unicoi County Sheriffs Department Chief Deputy Frank Rogers, on Feb. 9, Josh D. Garland, 20, 809 Peal Lane, Dandridge, and a juvenile reportedly went to the Bailey Hollow area in a vehicle driven by the juvenile.
At some point the vehicle became stuck in the mud, Rogers reported. The two men walked out of Bailey Hollow and began to walk toward Martins Creek. During this time they begin to look in vehicles in the Evergreen Community trying to find a 4-wheel drive vehicle to pull out the vehicle which had become stuck.
When the two men arrived at 216 Harris St., they allegedly made entry into a vehicle and took three rings, which included several hundred keys, according to the UCSD.
For the remainder of this article please see the February 19, 2014 edition of The Erwin Record.