8-year-old boy leads deputies to stolen goods

An 8-year-old Manchester boy has helped to solve burglaries in two counties after he used a tracking app on his iPad to lead deputies to the stolen goods.

(Credit: Associated Press)

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) -- An 8-year-old Manchester boy has helped to solve burglaries in two counties after he used a tracking app on his iPad to lead deputies to the stolen goods.

The Tennessean reports that earlier this month a thief broke into the home of the Crabtree family. Using the app, 8-year-old Landon Crabtree directed sheriff's deputies to look for the stolen goods at the Ambassador Inn Motel.

A half-hour later, 46-year-old John Docherty was under arrest.

At the same time, police in Franklin were investigating a theft at the Carrington Hills apartments. When a Franklin detective saw Docherty on the news, he realized it was the same person a witness had described.

Docherty was jailed in Coffee County on $600,000 bond. Jail officials did not know whether he had an attorney.


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