Hawkins County

Officers: woman confessed to breaking into 86-year-old's home

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. - The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office says a woman has confessed to breaking into an 86-year-old woman's home. Click here to read that story.

Officers say Molena Dowell was questioned by detectives Wednesday when, they say, she admitted to breaking into the home February 1 and taking property, which led to a struggle with the homeowner.
Officers say Dowell also had a recent injury to her right arm, consistent with a grazing bullet wound.

The homeowner told us on Monday that she fired a shot from her pistol, which officers say Dowell admitted was the cause of her injury.

Dowell is now charged with aggravated robbery, burglary and theft of property over $500.

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