Police: Helpful suspect left ID in vehicle
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police in the Smoky Mountains foothills have arrested a burglary suspect who inadvertently aided them.
Sevier (suh-VEER) County authorities said 42-year-old Stephen Wayne Russell of Knoxville was seen on surveillance video breaking into a rental cabin in March. Deputies chased a red Toyota SUV on April 19, but the driver turned off the lights and got away. Police said occupants were throwing out electronic gear as the vehicle sped away.
However, the SUV was found abandoned a short time later. Inside, was stolen property and Russell's billfold with his ID inside it. The owner of the SUV said he had left it with Russell for repairs.
WBIR-TV (http://on.wbir.com/14cv6G2 ) reported police tracked down Russell on Friday and arrested him.