Repairman accused of thefts from school

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. — A man accused of stealing more than $1,500 worth of property from a northeast Madison County school was arraigned Monday in Jackson City Court.

Robert Haskins, 41, is charged with theft of property over $1,000 and burglary.

Court documents say Haskins was allowed access to Northeast Middle School as a repairman to fix a copy machine. According to court documents, faculty at the school reported items missing from classrooms on Feb. 6.

Court documents say video surveillance shows the repairman, identified as Haskins, going into unlocked classrooms and removing property that belonged to the school and teachers.

According to court documents, Haskins was later seen on surveillance video pushing a cart loaded with school property outside and loading the items into the back of a company van.

The items were recovered from a search warrant executed at Haskins’ home in Chester County.

Court documents say the items included scientific calculators, a solar robot, headphones, power tools and a laptop.

Haskins has been released from custody on $5,000 bond.

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