Pair arrested after cabin burglary in Sevier County

Sevier County Sheriffs Deputies say a stolen credit card being used at Wal-Mart lead them to a pair of burglars.

Justin Ownby and Teresa Flowers arrested by Sevier County Sheriff's deputies. (Source: Sevier County Detention Center)

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Sevier County Sheriffs Deputies say a stolen credit card being used at Wal-Mart lead them to a pair of burglars.

Deputies say the yhave arrested Justin L. Ownby, 21, and Teresa G. Flowers, 43, both of Sevierville and charged them with Aggravated Burglary and Possession of burglary tools. Ownby also faces drug charges and Flowers faces suspended driving charges.

Deputies say they were investigating a cabin burglary on Azalea Trail from November 5th, and later caught the pair on video at Wal-Mart in Sevierville using the stolen credit card.

On Friday Nov. 9th Sevier County sheriffs Officer Levi Morton spotted a similar vehicle on Allensville Road in Sevierville and after developing probable cause he stopped the truck and a further investigation by Detectives, who responded to the stop, numerous items of evidence linking the pair to the burglary was found in the truck.

Both have a Dec. 10th hearing date in Sevier County General Session Court. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible.


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