KSCO: Man released from prison Monday goes on crime spree

KCSO: Man released from prison Monday goes on burglary, vandalism spree

Matthew Morrow (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Matthew Morrow (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A 32-year-old man released from prison on Monday is now charged with burglarizing four Oak Ridge Highway businesses and vandalizing another, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

Matthew Morrow, of Jonesboro, turned himself in when officers found him in one of the businesses.

Morrow is accused of using a metal pole to try to break into an ATM at the ORNL Credit Union on Oak Ridge Highway. He is charged with vandalism in that incident. 

The KCSO says he then kicked open the door at Open Arms Care, and stole clothing and a backpack. 

He is also accused of kicking in the door next door at Peer Consultants and spraying two fire extinguishers all over the office. 

After Peer Consultants, he allegedly hit the Bojangles on Oak Ridge Highway where he took a jar of change and two football jerseys. 

Morrow was in the office of the Insite Group on Oak Ridge Highway when officers saw a forced entry and began to clear the building. 

Morrow gave himself up and was taken into custody Tuesday morning.

Officials say Morrow has an extensive criminal history of burglaries, aggravated burglaries and theft in Tennessee, Florida, Vermont and West Virginia. 

Morrow had just been released Monday from the Morgan County Regional Prison where he served time for burglary.

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