No payment, no problem. Trio ran their own wire to NES pole — Christie Murphy, Leon Welch, & Jessica Whitaker

While responding to a downed power-line call on March 25, Nashville Fire observed a homemade/illegal wire connecting a Fernwood Drive home to the power pole and electric grid. NES arrived and confirmed it was an illegal line and was bypassing the meter on the home, which was previously disconnected. 48-year-old Christie Murphy, Leon Welch, & 39-year-old Jessica Whitaker were all living in the home and were taken into custody and charged with theft of services.