BLOUNT COUNTY (WATE) – An investigator with the Criminal Investigations Unit of the Blount County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man in connection with at least 15 home burglaries in the northern part of Blount County over the past several weeks, including multiple burglaries in the McArthur Road area, which occurred last week.
Kevin WIggins, 34, of Maryville is charged with one count of aggravated burglary. He is being held on a $15,000 bond pending an upcoming hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court. Additional charges are forthcoming, including charges from Alcoa and Maryville Police Departments.
He was taken into custody by Knoxville authorities Tuesday morning after a Blount County investigator recognized Wiggins at a business in Knox County that purchases jewelry and other items. The BCSO investigator was conducting follow-ups when he recognized Wiggins. Wiggins was charged by Knoxville Police Department with driving on a suspended license. He was released to the Blount County Correctional Facility Wednesday, and served with a warrant for aggravated burglary.
Wiggins is connected to at least 15 home burglaries in Blount County, three of which occurred in Maryville, two in Alcoa, and remaining 10 in Blount County. A majority of the items stolen were cash, costume and fine jewelry, and electronic items. At this time, it appears all 15 victims have been identified, and investigators will contact victims in the coming days regarding the property that has been recovered.