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ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County man accused of breaking into his girlfriend’s former house and setting the shower curtain on fire was charged Tuesday with aggravated burglary and arson.
According to reports, the girlfriend of Clarence Jackson, 35, 176 Bass Lane, Rogersville, was recently evicted from a residence at 166 E. Madeline Lane.
The new occupant of the residence was in the process of moving but hadn’t moved anything into the house Tuesday when she received a call from a witness informing her that the house had just been broken into.
When the new occupant arrived, she found that a French door at the rear of the house had been broken with a rock, and a shower curtain in the bathroom had been set on fire.
Although the shower curtain burned up, the fire extinguished itself before spreading.
The witness reportedly recognized Jackson as the person who had arrived at the residence.
The witness told police that Jackson pulled his vehicle to the rear of the house, broke out the glass to the rear door with a rock, and entered the house.
The witness said Jackson left a short time after entering the residence.
Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jeff Greer later contacted Jackson at his home and brought him to the Surgoinsville Police Department for questioning.
Jackson allegedly admitted to going to the house but denied breaking in.
Damage to the residence was estimated at $300.
Jackson remained lodged in the Hawkins County Jail Wednesday without bond.
He is scheduled for arraignment Sept. 28 in Hawkins County Sessions Court.