Man arrested after breaking into Knoxville fire hall while searching for food

Sligh was arrested for aggravated burglary, according to KPD. / (KPD)
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Officials with the Knoxville Police Department said a man accused of breaking into a fire hall on Linden Avenue was arrested.

Police said the suspect, Jeffrey Sligh, 54, reportedly entered the rear door of the fire hall while the fire truck was gone around 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. Sligh continued through the hall until he was spotted in the habitation quarters, according to reports.

A firefighter said he called police after being woken up by Sligh walking through the room in an attempt to commit a theft.

Sligh was arrested for aggravated burglary, according to KPD. Police said Sligh admitted to breaking into the fire hall to search for food.

On Jan. 8 Knoxville firefighters reported their vehicles had been broken into outside the fire hall on Linden Ave. KPD officials said there is currently no information that the two incidents are related.

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