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Wanted sex offender breaks into home to steal items, police say

27-year-old Michael Tyler Henegar entered a person’s apartment home without permission on Dec. 19, according to a report.
A wanted sex offender was arrested after allegedly breaking into a home in the nude and stealing items, according to a police report obtained by WVLT News.
Published: Dec. 27, 2021 at 10:22 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 29, 2021 at 9:10 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A wanted sex offender was arrested after allegedly breaking into a home in the nude and stealing items, according to the apartment resident and a police report obtained by WVLT News.

Officials said that at approximately 12:25 p.m. on Dec. 19, 27-year-old Michael Tyler Henegar entered a person’s apartment home without permission through an unlocked back door.

While inside, he reportedly placed a Milwaukee M18 impact drill and a Dewalt 20V handheld work light into a children’s scooby doo bag. Henegar also took several other items and put on a pair of shoes that did not belong to him. WVLT News spoke with the apartment tenant, who said that the man was only wearing shoes they had gifted to their child for Christmas.

The apartment resident came inside, spotted Henegar, and chased him into a wooded area before losing sight of him. Once officers responded, they found him near Breda Drive in the area, according to the report.

“The defendant was transported back to the scene where the victim and witness both identified the suspect as being inside the apartment,” officers said.

Henegar was reportedly still wearing the kid’s shoes and had a child’s v-tech smartwatch in his pocket.

A record check revealed that the Knox County Sheriff’s Office wanted Henegar for violating the sex offender registry and a failure to appear in violation of the sex offender registry.

He was arrested and charged for aggravated burglary (habitation).

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