James Otis Freeman broke into an unoccupied house so he could run a power cable to his own home in a bid to get free electricity, Wake County sheriff's deputies charged in an arrest warrant Tuesday.
Deputies arrested Freeman at the 6441 Riley Hill Road house that they charged him with breaking into, records showed.
An arrest warrant charged Freeman with felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor larceny for the electricity.
Freeman lives at 6502 Riley Hill Road.
The warrant did not say how far apart the two homes are.
However, Capt. James Stevens, a sheriff’s office spokesman, said the setup caused someone to call it in as looking suspicious.
Freeman was held on $3,000 bail pending a court appearance Wednesday.