East Ridge Police identify stolen car suspect

EAST RIDGE, Tenn (WDEF) – The Walker County Sheriff’s Office and the East Ridge Police Department has identified the man who is suspected of stealing a car over the weekend. 

Police say warrants have been sent out but they are not releasing the name of the suspect until he is in custody. 

Officials say the subject in these pictures stole a white 2005 Toyota Tundra off of Ringgold Rd in East Ridge TN.

The vehicle was recovered after it had been wrecked at the intersection of Turner Ridge and Happy Valley Rd in Rossville with no one around. 

“Car thefts seem to increase when it gets cold. It’s not the case in this theft but sometimes people will go out to start their car on a cold morning, leave it, & somebody takes the opportunity to drive the car away,” says East Ridge Police Chief, Stan Allen. 

The photos also show a female child wearing a pink coat- police are not releasing any information about her. 

 

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