When the man was taken into custody the second time, deputies found him with methamphetamine, Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal said Friday in a news release.
Nathan Maxwell Wells, 26, 611 Telford New Victory Road, was arrested Tuesday afternoon at his residence after deputies discovered a 17-year-old was living there in “deplorable” conditions. Graybeal said deputies found various quantities of rotting food and overwhelming odors throughout the residence.
Wells posted a $100 bond that same day after a Sessions Court appearance.
Deputies later learned Wells had been stealing electricity from a neighbor’s residence using an extension cord, which had been dangerously wired into that home’s meter box, the sheriff said.
They obtained a warrant for theft of services and served it Thursday. Graybeal said deputies found 8.6 grams of methamphetamine in Wells’ possession.
Wells was held in the Washington County Detention Center on $11,000 bond and arraigned Friday in Sessions Court.