Man arrested after breaking into Knoxville fire hall while searching for food
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
outside the fire hall on Linden Ave. KPD officials said there is currently no information that the two incidents are related.