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Burglar caught red-handed, napping in man's bed

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KNOXVILLE (News Sentinel) - Apparently high on drugs, a Clinton man was nabbed while allegedly taking a break from burglarizing a residence and was found lying in his victim’s bed early Thursday, authorities said.

Arrested was Michael Lee Smith, 31, who is charged with aggravated burglary and two counts of vandalism.

A resident of Edgemoor Road came home about 6 a.m. and saw that his van and motor home had been significantly vandalized and burglarized, with his possessions stacked on a nearby cart, Anderson County Sheriff Paul White stated in a news release.

The homeowner said the rear door of his residence also was damaged but appeared secure. He contacted the Sheriff’s Department and after a deputy arrived, the homeowner went inside, heard a voice coming from the bedroom and found Smith lying in his bed.

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