Man arrested within hours of reported car theft


BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 29-year-old Knox County man has been

Jacob Robert Jones/Knox County Detention

charged with auto theft following an incident Thursday.

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According to Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith, Jacob Robert Jones was arrested just hours after the car was reported stolen.

Thursday afternoon, Deputy Elijah Broughton responded to the theft of a gray Chrysler in the Gray community of Knox County.

A neighbor reported seeing a red-headed man driving a similar car not too far away, Smith said in a release. Broughton located the car with the key switch disabled.

Jones was arrested a short time later at the Crossroads Market in Gray, Smith said.

Deputies located Jones a short time later at Crossroads Market in Gray. The vehicle was returned to its owner.