"Sandwich bandit" arrested

Man breaks into woman's home
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

MARKED TREE (KAIT) - Marked Tree police arrested a man who they say broke into a woman's home and decided to make himself a sandwich.

According to Marked Tree Police Chief Jerry Lung, Stevie Chandler, 40, broke into the woman's house in the 100-block of Pecan Street Saturday night.

Lung said Chandler kicked in the back door just to fix himself a barbecue sandwich and a glass of sweet tea.

Police said they found Chandler behind the home in an ally munching on the sandwich with the tea still in hand.

Region 8 News was able to catch up to Chandler and he denies the crime and stands by his innocence.

"I don't think I even ate a sandwich, I need one," said Chandler. "I love tea but I didn't have any tea."

He was transported to the Poinsett County Jail Monday for a residential burglary charge.

Chandler is also being held on a $10,000 bond.

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