ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County man who discussed his supposed love triangle with two cousins this past summer on “The Jerry Springer Show” was indicted last week on drug, burglary and theft charges.
Nathaniel “Lynn” Sexton, 28, 1631 E. Main St., Apt. 123, Rogersville, appeared on “The Jerry Springer Show” on July 6. A conflict in Sexton’s segment of the show erupted due to his having supposedly switched his love interest from one cousin to another.
On July 17, Sexton was arrested by the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office after allegedly being found in a Rogersville apartment with a meth lab in the midst of a cook.
Sexton and five others found in the apartment were charged with manufacturing meth and other charges.
Sexton had also allegedly formerly lived at 111 Dogwood Drive in Surgoinsville with several people, including the two female cousins who also appeared on the Springer show with Sexton.
Surgoinsville Police Chief Jeff Hesoun said the neighborhood experienced a wave of thefts after Sexton and others moved to 111 Dogwood Drive.
Hesoun described the residence as a “flophouse” for drug users who steal to pay for their habit.
Upon being arrested by the HCSO on July 17, Sexton was also served with an outstanding Surgoinsville Police Department arrest warrant for burglary, theft over $1,000 and theft under $500.
The charges were related to the theft of a $1,600 riding lawn mower and a $400 pressure washer stolen from two of Sexton’s neighbors when he lived at 111 Dogwood Drive.
Those thefts and burglary were alleged to have occurred on June 21 and June 23.
“This has been going on for about a year, which is about how long they lived there, but about a month ago things started disappearing big time,” Hesoun told the Times-News in July. “The neighbors are all scared of these people. People move in and out like a flophouse, and that’s how we found out there was ongoing narcotics activity there.
“All the thefts were related to drugs — trying to get money for drugs.”
Sexton was indicted Thursday by a Hawkins County Grand Jury on charges including burglary, theft over $1,000, theft under $500, manufacturing meth, promotion of manufacturing meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sexton is currently free on bond pending a trial date set for later this month.
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