A Marion County man is accused of breaking into a Henderson residence in search of food. Thirty-six-year-old Thomas Wolfe of Summit is in the Baxter County Detention Center with bond set at $10,000.
Baxter County Dispatch was advised early Sunday afternoon of an SUV with a male living in it between the Lake Norfork Inn and Colonial Liquor Store. Deputies located the SUV on U.S. Highway 62/412. No one was inside, but the driver door was open with the keys in the ignition and several items inside. The deputies ran the license plate, and it came back to Wolfe.
One of the deputies looked across the street to a residence appearing to be either vacant or a vacation home. A window was open, so the deputies approached the residence and realized the window was broken. They reportedly could hear someone talking inside the residence. The deputies announced their presence and heard someone running inside.
One of the deputies went to the back of the residence and made contact with a male, later identified as Wolfe. The suspect reportedly admitted he broke into the residence because he was hungry. A deputy walked through the residence and located open alcohol bottles and other miscellaneous food items throughout the residence, but nothing appeared to be missing, and the only thing appeared to be damaged was the broken window. Authorities made contact with the owner of the residence who stated he did not know Wolfe.
Wolfe is facing a felony count of residential burglary and misdemeanor counts of theft of property under $500 and second-degree criminal mischief.