Knox Man Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Air Conditioning Unit

Michael Watts

A Knox man was arrested after he reportedly admitted to stealing an air conditioning unit from Mark’s Body Shop on Saturday, September 24th.

An employee at Mark’s Body Shop reported that the air conditioning unit had been stolen from the business at 253 E. John Street. A witness stated that he saw two male subjects in an older model white Ford Ranger with blue markings on the side pulling out from the west side of the building, according to the police report. He told police that he believes the subjects stole an air conditioner that was located on the west side of the building. The witness said that he observed the large unit in the back of the truck.

After hearing the description of the passenger in the vehicle, the officer knew that to be Michael Watts. The suspect was picked up and taken to the County Jail for questioning where Watts allegedly admitted to stealing the air conditioner. He was arrested and charged with Theft.