Soddy Daisy Man Charged In Theft Of Over $20,000

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - by Hollie Webb

A Soddy-Daisy man was charged with the theft of over $20,000 after police found him and matched muddy footprints to a pair of his shoes.

Police were initially contacted when a man discovered his home had been broken into by someone forcing a side door open. His Honda four-wheeler was missing as well as several generators and multiple tools. 

Outside, he noticed a trail of footprints not belonging to him in the mud leading to his home.

He told police he believed the thief was 30-year old Billy Joe Newberry.

When police went to Newberry's home, they discovered similar footprints. They also found that Newberry's tennis shoes were a perfect match for the prints. 

Police asked him if he had recently visited any pawn stores. He denied it, but police found security video footage of Newberry trying to sell some of the stolen items.

In addition to theft charges, Newberry was also charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, and false reports to officers. 

His bond was set at $15,000.

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