Firefighter arrested for breaking into house

September 10, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---A Martinez firefighter is in the Richmond County jail after deputies say he broke into a neighbor's home.

34-year-old Stephen Weddle of Telfair Street was arrested last night and charged with criminal trespass.

Investigators say Weddle broke a window and entered the home across the street. He told deputies he was trying to find illegal drugs to turn over to police.

Investigators say Weddle was trying to do the right thing, but went about it the wrong way.

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