Man dressed in garbage bag when arrested enters plea

A Norfork man appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court last week and entered a guilty plea to charges of breaking into a shed and vehicles.

Forty-year-old Clayton Robert Moore was sentenced to three years probation.

In mid-May 2020 the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office got a call from a woman saying a man, later identified as Moore, had been prowling on her property located along Hopewell Hollow Road.

When a Baxter County Deputy Sheriff arrived at the residence, Moore was located in a shed wearing a ball cap, a large black plastic trash bag over his body and a pair of boots.

Moore told the deputy he had been in the shed gathering items belonging to his uncle. He said he had been there during the night and had even shared a meal with the property owner.

The victim said Moore’s story was untrue.

Moore was charged with two counts of breaking or entering and one count of criminal mischief.

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