Austin Lewis Charged With Aggravated Burglary

Friday, June 20, 2014

A Chattanooga man was charged with aggravated burglary after police said he entered an apartment, damaged the water fixtures, and threw paint everywhere.

Austin Lewis, 26, was arrested after police discovered that he had paint on his leg matching the paint found in the apartment. Lewis lives two doors down in the same apartment complex.

The damaged water fixtures caused water to leak and ruin the carpet. Various outlets had also been kicked in and a bathroom sink was destroyed.

According to police, Lewis said he had been drunk and did not know how the paint got on him. However, police also found a shoe on his front porch that was covered in the same paint.

After this, police said Lewis confessed to the break-in and wrote an apology letter to the owner of the apartment.

Bond was set at $20,000. Lewis is scheduled to appear before General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck on July 1.


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