2016 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 14 - Offenses Against Property
Part 4 - Burglary and Related Offenses
§ 39-14-411. Destruction or interference with utility lines, fixtures or appliances, or property utilized by railroads -- Reckless endangerment.

TN Code § 39-14-411 (2016) What's This?

(a) It is unlawful for a person to knowingly tap, cut, burn, break down, injure, destroy, or otherwise interrupt or interfere with the current, lines, cables, poles, towers, fixtures or appliances utilized to furnish service to the general public by any telephone or telegraph company, or electric light or power company engaged in furnishing communication, light, heat or power by electricity; or in any way to injure, remove, destroy or interfere with any gas fixtures or appliances.

(b) (1) It is unlawful for a person to knowingly destroy or interfere with any property utilized by a railroad company to furnish service to the general public.

(2) Should the destruction or interference place a person in imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury, then it shall be reckless endangerment and punished according to § 39-13-103. In all other cases, it shall be punished according to the provisions of § 39-14-408.

(c) A violation of this section is a Class E felony.

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