A Crossville man who stole guns during a Short Mountain Road break-in, only to throw the firearms into a lake, has been placed on probation for six years.
The burglar, Zackhary E. Dixon, 23, entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of aggravated burglary and theft. He was placed on supervised probation for six years and will be required to make $5,700 restitution to the victim. The victim has suggested to the court he may allow Dixon to do work for him to help pay back the restitution he owes.
Dixon got into trouble after he broke into a home at Short Mountain. While inside, Dixon took six guns, coins, and stocks and bonds worth over $5,000.
Sheriff’s investigator Kevin Murphy eventually developed Dixon as a suspect. It was during questioning that Dixon admitted he broke into the home and stole the aforementioned property. He told the investigator he ended up throwing the guns into Center Hill Lake.