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Metropolis man arrested for stealing from his employer

Jesse Williams (Courtesy: McCracken County Sheriff's Department) Jesse Williams (Courtesy: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)

A Metropolis man is behind bars in McCracken County, accused of stealing from his employer.

According to the sheriff’s department, deputies were called to the TVA Employees Federal Credit Union on Saturday, September 22 around 12:30 a.m.

When deputies arrived, TVA employees pointed out a suspicious car parked about 100 yards from the credit union. That car belonged to 36-year-old Jesse Williams, who was employed as a private security guard for the TVA Shawnee Power Plant.

Deputies found a metal cash box and tire tool lying in the front passenger side of the car along with shoe prints leading from Williams’ car to the credit union.

About an hour later, Williams called 911 and told dispatchers he was in the woods near the Credit Union. He claimed that as he was on his way to the plant, he noticed three people on the side of the road across from the credit union.

Williams said as he approached the trio, they ran from him and dropped several items near the wood line and ran into the woods. Williams told deputies he picked up the items and threw them in the car before chasing the three people.

He said he got lost in the woods, but could not explain why he waited an hour to call for help. Deputies also learned Williams was not scheduled to work at the plant.

During the investigation, employees of the TVA told deputies they believed the cash box was likely from the plant, but could not find any damage or anything out of the ordinary. The TVA Police agreed to continue the investigation internally.

Later that afternoon, detectives were contacted by the TVA and informed that the credit union was in fact burglarized.

After that, detectives were able to find additional evidence connecting Williams to the burglary.

He was later arrested in Metropolis and is being held in the Massac County jail.

Williams faces charges of 3rd degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking.

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