Eric Bernard Hightower Jr, 21 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he broke a lock to a business at 609  Shorter Avenue and then took a 2007 Nissan Armada off a lot that was originally repossessed from him.

The vehicle was later recovered after a neighboring witness saw Hightower inside smoking marijuana just before police arrived.

Hightower is charged with criminal trespass, loitering and destroying property subject to security interest.