Ricky Allen Jones, 53, of 603 North Hill St. was charged Wednesday with theft under $1,000, Greeneville police Officer Eric Scott said in a report.
Officers were investigating a theft from a business in the 200 block of Bohannon Avenue.
The owner told police that she heard a noise outside and when she went to investigate, "found that a metal fire pit had been taken," the report said.
Footprints in the snow were followed by officers to a house on North Hill Street.
Jones told officers that he had taken the fire pit and brought it to the house, according to the report.
Bond was set at $500 pending a first scheduled Greene County General Sessions Court appearance today.