A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT has been issued for the accumulating snow in the Valley and Plateau, plus across the Smokies. Part of the Valley and Plateau could receive up to inch or more of snow, where snow bands persist. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Smokies until Noon Tuesday for another 2" or more of snow is possible. Temperatures are below freezing this morning, so black ice is possible. Please be careful.
TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (AP) -- A Miami man is being held in Coffee County on a $506,000 bond after troopers learned a tractor-trailer he was driving had been stolen.
According to Tennessee Highway Patrol reports cited in The Tullahoma News the tractor-trailer was stopped at the Interstate scales in Manchester Friday morning when a state trooper asked for the log book.
Driver Oreste Jose Garcia instead fled on foot into the woods. He was located and arrested about a mile down the road.
The trailer contained 18 pallets of cellphones. It had been reported stolen in in Jeffersonville, Ind., and the estimated value was approximately $200,000.
THP seized the trailer and is investigating.
Garcia is charged with theft, refusing a drug inspection and evading arrest. He is a federal parolee out of Florida.
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