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Kingsprot police: Man stole mother's purse

By Julie Newman, jnewman@wcyb.com
Published On: May 21 2013 09:25:58 PM CDT
Updated On: May 20 2013 11:00:00 PM CDT
SULLIVAN CO., Tenn. -

Sullivan County authorities have arrested a man after they tell us he stole his mother's purse.

It all started yesterday when officers responded to a theft call at Gaines Street in Kingsport.

Authorities say the suspect, James McClellan, fled the scene in a green van.

After a short car chase, authorities tell us McClellan drove back to the house and tried to get inside the home.

Authorities then sent a K-9 officer to contain McClellan.

He is being charged with theft, evading arrest, and reckless driving.