JACKSBORO, TN. (WLAF)- John Muse, Jr. has agreed he is guilty of a crime spree where over $250,000 worth of items was stolen from area residents. He has also agreed to testify against his coconspirators in the crimes- his parents, Monica and John Muse, Sr.
Last week, Muse entered a guilty plea in criminal court via Zoom. Pleading guilty to six counts of theft over $2,500, three counts of theft over $1,000, two counts of theft $10,000, three counts of theft under $1,000 and one count of theft over $60,000, the younger Muse wasn’t sentenced. Instead, he will be sentenced on Nov. 29, after he testifies against his parents. In the meantime, he is prohibited from having contact with his parents and is on probation, according to court records. Muse, Jr. also faces financial penalties for his crimes. Currently, he is facing court costs and a $1,125 fine. A restitution hearing has also been set for Nov. 29.
In 2019, the Muse trio found themselves facing a myriad of charges after the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office found a cache of stolen goods in the family’s LaFollette home.
When authorities viewed the property, which was believed to be stolen, and talked to other law enforcement agencies, it seemed the Muse family didn’t confine their theft to Campbell County. Among the items recovered from the home was appliances, clothes and food. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED- 02/22/2021- 6AM)