Darren Doyle, story:
A stolen vehicle from Tennessee has been recovered in Edmonson County and two TN residents have been arrested and are facing felony charges, all because law enforcement says a local resident reported a suspicious vehicle.
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office said on Saturday, May 6, 2017 they received a report of the suspicious car, a green Honda Accord with TN license plates, driving slowly in the Poplar Springs Rd area that was possibly searching for someone or something. Law enforcement searched the area but found no vehicle matching the description. Later in the day, officials said they received another call about the same vehicle, and the plate number was reported.
After investigating the plate number, officials confirmed that the car had been reported stolen and searched for the car throughout the week. Nothing came up until Mr. Dennis Jaggers, a Cave Hollow Bay resident reported that the car was at his residence, according to authorities.
The sheriff's office said the car was gone when they arrived on scene but it was soon spotted in a search of the area. Law enforcement finally caught up with the vehicle and detained the driver, Lance Reed Bly, (28) of Goodlettsville, TN, who officials said initially gave them a false name and social security number. He was arrested and charged with Receiving stolen property (vehicle), Giving officer false name/address, and Driving on suspended/revoked license.
His passenger, Candi N. Leeper, (34) of Knoxville, TN was arrested and charged with Receiving stolen property (vehicle).
Mr. Jaggers also reported personal property had been stolen from his residence and officials are investigating as a related incident. Both the driver and passenger could face more charges, according to the sheriff's office.
They were both transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.
Assisting the EC Sheriff's Office in the investigation were the Hart County Sheriff's Office, Brownsville Police, and District 2 Constable.