Maryville man charged in several thefts
From Staff Reports
Police said a Maryville man arrested Wednesday has been connected to several burglary and theft incidents reported in Maryville.
Steven Scott Blahut, 28, Sequoyah Avenue, Maryville, was charged with theft, two counts of vehicle burglary and theft greater than $1,000. He was released on $6,500 bond pending a 1:30 p.m. Sept. 12 hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court.
Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp said the charges stemmed from three separate cases, but that police plan to charge him in connection with some 10 different theft and burglary incidents. Crisp said police have recovered several items taken in the vehicle burglaries connected to Blahut.
Crisp said the police department actually closed ten cases Blahut was involved in, including one case of auto burglary on Brentwood Drive; auto burglary on Sequoyah Avenue; identity theft and then auto burglaries on Brantley Park Boulevard, Echols Drive, Devon Circle and Withers Drive; and theft over $500 on Sequoyah Avenue and theft under $500 on Sequoyah Avenue.
Crisp added that the department was going to wrap up ten cases total, but Blahut was actually charged with theft and auto burglary on one case and then charged with auto burglary on another case and theft greater than $1,000 (around $2,500) on another case.
“We have recovered several items that were stolen in those automobile burglaries,” Crisp said. “We expect we’ll be closing the cases as a result of those arrests.”