Police arrest suspect in burglary at North Knoxville recycling plant

Crime

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Knoxville police have arrested man they say broke into the site of a massive fire from early May

Jason Wright is charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor evading arrest. Court documents showing officers responded to a call on Sunday, June 9 after a hole was found cut into the fencing surrounding the Fort Loudon Waste & Recycling facility on Hancock Street.

Officers also found a pile of metal at the base of the hole. Officers entered the yard, finding Wright pulling items out of a dumpster inside the facility property. When officers identified themselves and gave him commands not to move, he took off. 

Officers say Wright ran and then grabbed a bicycle from a nearby house, riding it away, then dumped it nearby on Metler Street, then ran through residential back yards to evade police. 

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