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Burglary suspect allegedly ate soup, swapped clothes, stole truck

Jeff Bobo • Feb 9, 2018 at 9:30 PM

MOORESBURG — A Hawkins County woman was charged with burglary and theft Wednesday after allegedly breaking into a Mooresburg residence where she ate soup; swapped her coat, hat and other clothes; did some snooping; and then stole a truck.

Jenna Elizabeth York, 24, 121 Murphy Road, Mooresburg, was arrested after being spotted walking toward her home from where the 2001 Dodge pickup was abandoned after it ran out of gas on Loretta Lane.

Shortly after 9:30 a.m., Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Hunter Newton responded to a truck theft complaint at the residence of Hal Hunter on Jeri Drive.

While en route, Newton was dispatched to Loretta Lane less than a mile from Hunt’s residence where a woman was reported walking away from a pickup that matched the description of the stolen truck.

When confronted by Newton, York reportedly admitted she had been driving the truck and it ran out of gas.

Aside from identifying his truck, Hunt also identified the jacket, toboggan and other clothing York was wearing as belonging to him as well.

After searching Hunt’s residence, Newton found York’s old jacket and toboggan.

“While in the residence, she fixed herself a bowl of chicken noodle soup, got a drink of Kool-Aid Jammers Cherry and Sunny D Tangy Orange and went through the cabinets in the bathroom and a closet in the back bedroom,” Newton stated in his report. “Also while in the residence, Jenna took the keys to the 2001 Dodge truck and took it away from the residence without permission.”

York was charged with aggravated burglary and theft over $1,000. She was being held in the Hawkins County Jail with no bond set pending arraignment Monday.

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