UPDATE: An teen charged in the 2017 murder of a McMinn County girl is back in jail on separate charges. 

Joseph R. Wielzen and 17-year-old friend, Victor Felix, are both charged with multiple counts of vandalism after egging three cars and a house.

According to a police report, an officer was called to the Circle K on Tennessee Avenue after an individual reported his car was hit by eggs Wednesday.

The individual claimed a Jeep Cherokee of grey coloring and a side dent was driving around throwing eggs.

Shortly after, the officer located the Jeep with egg on it and conducted a traffic stop. 

Upon investigation, the driver of that vehicle, Felix, had an active warrant. He was taken into custody.

Wielzen denied throwing the eggs, but third passenger, Xavier Houser, confirmed that Wielzen did throw the eggs.

Both Wielzen and Felix were arrested and charged. They remain in McMinn County jail.

Wielzen is still awaiting trial for the 2017 murder of Kelsey Burnette. 

 


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Joseph Wielzen was arrested on Wednesday and is charged with four counts of vandalism. 

Wielzen was charged with felony murder and aggravated rape in the death of Kelsey Burnette in 2017.