Around 12:40 a.m., Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael Godsey responded to a home on McCloud Church Road south of Rogersville, where they located Randy Glenn Fields sitting on a bench in the middle of the yard.
Two residents told Godsey that Fields, whom they don’t know, had been on their back porch looking inside the home and then went into a vehicle parked in the driveway.
One of the residents said he keeps work keys in that vehicle, and the resident found one of them jammed into the ignition where Fields had allegedly attempted to start the car.
Godsey said Fields, 51, 2180 Stanley Valley Road, Surgoinsville, wasn’t making much sense when he spoke.
Fields reportedly stated he was looking for a place to stay, and Godsey observed a clear baggy containing a crystal substance on the table near where Fields was sitting.
That baggy was found to contain 20.46 grams of meth with a street value of about $2,000.
Fields was charged with meth possession, criminal trespassing and criminal attempt to commit auto burglary.
He was held in the Hawkins County Jail on $10,000 bond pending arraignment which was scheduled for Monday morning.