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Erwin man allegedly burglarized two Johnson City homes

April 23rd, 2014 11:22 am by Staff Report

Erwin man allegedly burglarized two Johnson City homes

George T. Thompson

An Erwin man faces several charges after he allegedly burglarized two Johnson City homes Wednesday.

According to police, George T. Thompson, 37, 172 Madison St., Erwin, was first spotted inside a home on West Englewood Drive. The homeowner had returned to the house around 2 p.m. Wednesday to find a man, later identified as Thompson, in the residence.

The homeowner told police the burglar fled the scene riding a blue Suzuki sports bike and wearing a black-and-white helmet.

A short time later, officers were called to another residential burglary, this one on Linkwood Drive, where the victim gave the same description of a burglar riding a blue motorcycle.

Officers spotted the motorcycle traveling on Sundale Drive and attempted to stop Thompson, who instead pulled into a driveway, got off his bike and attempted to run from the scene, according to reports. After a short foot pursuit, Thompson was taken into custody and charged with two counts of aggravated burglary, theft of property over $500, evading arrest, simple possession and his ninth offense of driving on a suspended license.

He was being held in the Washington County Detention Center on $48,000 bond pending an arraignment in Sessions Court.

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