KNOXVILLE — Police say a Knoxville man burglarized a residence earlier this month, took six guns and traded five of them away.
Justin Ray Wilson-Anderson, 29, of Knoxville, was charged Tuesday with second-degree burglary, a class C felony; second-degree theft, a class D felony; and possession of a firearm by felon, a class D felony.
Wilson-Anderson was also charged with several misdemeanors, including two counts of child endangerment, each an aggravated misdemeanor; fourth-degree criminal mischief, a serious misdemeanor; and possession of methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor.
In court filings, Knoxville Police Officer Kyle Keller said a burglary occurred in the 2500 block of W. Larson St. in Knoxville on May 16. Several firearms were reported stolen.
Wilson-Anderson was babysitting the home owner’s child, court records said. When officers went to Wilson-Anderson’s home on North Grant Street in Knoxville to question him as a suspect they were allowed into the home by another juvenile, court documents say. Officers said they found Wilson-Anderson in the bathroom injecting methamphetamine into his arm.
Police said Wilson-Anderson admitted to the burglary. One gun was located and Wilson-Anderson said five others were traded to a friend who took them to Missouri, court records say.
Wilson-Anderson had a felony conviction of second-degree robbery in 2011, according to court records.