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Kingsprot police: Man stole mother's purse

Published On: May 21 2013 10:25:58 PM EDT
Updated On: May 21 2013 12:00:00 AM EDT
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.