UPDATE: Crimetracker Knox County school bus thief arrested

By: Lorena Estrada
By: Lorena Estrada
The stolen Knox County School bus has been taken to the Knoxville Police impound lot. (Source: Kyle Grainger, WVLT)

The stolen Knox County School bus has been taken to the Knoxville Police impound lot. (Source: Kyle Grainger, WVLT)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Not only did he steal a school bus, he sold it as well. That's what police are telling us one day after we reported the bus theft.

KPD Officer Darrell Debusk told us about the bizarre plan for some quick cash.

Hillman Greenlee allegedly stole the bus from Anderson county then sold the '98 Coach for $1,200.

According to police the bus is worth around 2 grand.

His criminal plot got a failing grade. Greenlee now getting a lesson the court system. He's being held on $7,500 bond.

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PREVIOUSLY: A Knox County school bus driver hopes Knoxville Police find the crook who stole a school bus outside of her home.

Sandy Price told Local 8 News she parked bus 117 outside of her Prosser Road home Tuesday evening. She noticed it was gone just before 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.

"What were they going to do with the bus? What was the plan for it? That's what I want to know from the person that did it," said Price who's left with more questions than answers.

"It just kind of hurt me that someone would come to my yard and steal my stuff. That's my living. The bus isn't here, I don't make my money," she said.

Price works for contractor Q and M Productions. She said she's been driving bus 117 for the past 9 months. She told Local 8 News she was relieved when police found it in Anderson County, hours later.

While police searched for the bus, Price said a local contractor let her borrow a bus so that she can drive her route Wednesday morning, which includes Norwood Elementary and Northwest Middle School.

"I'm just praying that they find the person who was sitting in that seat other than me and prosecute them," said Price who hopes to find out who stole the bus and why.

The investigation is ongoing.


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