Responding deputies arrested Depuy after discovering that he had spliced into the victim's phone line and ran his own phone line from the residence to his camp in the woods. Dpuy lives in a makeshift camp in the woods behind the residence.
And apparently it's his property - there's just no house on it. This should come as a relief to all those locals who've been complaining that all the country properties are being bought up by soulless hedge-fund master-of-the-universe types. There's still eccentrics in them thar hills.