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Elizabethton Police Department charges two in purse theft

Staff Reports • Jan 4, 2014 at 7:46 PM

ELIZABETHTON — Elizabethton police arrested a couple Saturday in connection with the theft of a purse on New Year’s Eve.

According to a news release from the Elizabethton Police Department, 27-year-old Amy McKinney, and 30-year-old Clinton McKinney, both from Roan Mountain, were arrested after an investigation into Tuesday’s 2013 purse theft the Walmart.

A store surveillance video showed both McKinneys taking the purse from a shopping cart before leaving the scene. After photos of the two were distributed by the media, multiple tips came in from the public which led investigators to the McKinneys.

Both were interviewed and charged with theft over $1,000.

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