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Knox contractor charged with stealing $2,800 in jewelry from homeowner

Knox County Sheriff's Office said a Knox County man is charged with theft felony after being...
Knox County Sheriff's Office said a Knox County man is charged with theft felony after being contracted to do flooring in the basement of a home./ Source: WVLT(WVLT)
Published: Jun. 7, 2019 at 11:12 AM EDT
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Knox County Sheriff's Office said a Knox County man is charged with felony theft after being contracted to do flooring in the basement of a home.

Court documents said William Edward Johnson was found in the bedroom of a home that he was contracted to put flooring in on Monday, June 3, 2019.

According to the witness in reports, Mr. Johnson did not have permission or a reason to be in that area of the home.

After investigating the home, officials found that $2,800 worth of jewelry and other items was missing.

The incident occurred around 1:52 p.m. on Attleboro Drive. Officials say no citations were issued because the offense is a felony.

Mr. Johnson has a previous misdemeanor charge of driving without a license from Thursday, November 22, 2018, on Martin Mill Pike.

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