A Madisonville man has been arrested on
23 different burglary/theft charges dating back to August.
Monroe County Sheriff's Detective
Travis Jones arrested James David Huffstetler, 29, Community Drive, after an investigation showed Huffstetler was the main suspect in
burglaries that covered all four municipalities and the county.
Huffstetler was arrested at his home on
Dec. 23 where he briefly hid out before being arrested and admitting
his role in the burglaries.
The earliest warrant on Huffstetler is
for Aug. 3 when he allegedly broke into a home on Hew Highway 68 in
Madisonville and took jewelry, paper and firearms belonging to Tony
On Aug. 4, the suspect allegedly broke
into a home on Niles Ferry Road and took jewelry belonging to John
Wiggins. On that same date he broke into a home on Highway 72 East in
Vonore belonging to Scott Moser, but Jones said Huffstetler tripped
the burglar alarm and fled without taking anything.
Jones said on Aug. 5, Huffstetler broke
into a home on New Highway 68 in Tellico Plains and took jewelry
belonging to Cynthia Russell. A little more than a week later, on
Aug. 13, he broke into a home on Highway 411 in Vonore and took a
jewelry box containing paper and costume jewelry belonging to Mildred
Cooper, according to investigators.
It was another month before Huffstetler
allegedly plied his trade again as Jones next warrant has Huffstetler
breaking into a home on New Providence Road outside of Tellico and
taking a muzzle loader and shotgun barrel belonging to Homer
Then another month passed as on Oct. 12, Jones said Huffstetler broke into a home on Laurel Creek Road and
took muzzleloaders, rifles, shotguns and knives belonging to Eric
The rest of the warrants against
Oct. 21, took jewelry from a home on
Hendrix Loop, Madisonville, belonging to Juanita Hendrix.Oct. 25, took home fixtures and
accessories from a home on Rafter Road belonging to Glen Dockins.Nov. 21, took jewelry from a home on
Highway 360 belonging to Richard Shaw.Dec. 20, took jewelry boxes and
jewelry from a home on Anderson Road belonging to Samantha Stinnett.Dec. 22, took jewelry from a home on
Highway 307 belonging to Shannon Steele.
Huffstetler is charged with 12 counts
of aggravated burglary and 11 counts of theft of property. The
property he took has a listed value of just under $33,000.
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