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Clarksville Police Department recovers Homeless Woman’s Car Stolen by One Legged Man

 

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Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The vehicle which was reported stolen and the man who allegedly stole the vehicle were located by officers on the parking lot of the North Second Street McDonald’s (Clarksville) in the parking lot around 1:30 pm today.The man, Craig A. Funches, was taken in custody without incident.

The continuing investigation by Detective Chris Nolder, uncovered some facts which were not previously provided to officers.

Clarksville Polilce Officers take suspect Craig A. Funches into custody (Jim Knoll/Clarksville Police Department)

Clarksville Polilce Officers take suspect Craig A. Funches into custody (Jim Knoll/Clarksville Police Department)

Craig Funches was not a total stranger to the victim, Sabrina Taylor. She knew him to a certain extent and had previously helped out Funches since he was homeless.

Funches admitted to taking the vehicle from the victim at Taco Bell on Riverside Drive, but stated he made several attempts to contact Taylor throughout the evening of the 12th and morning of the 13th, by calling and texting trying to return the vehicle, but was unsuccessful.

On the 13th  Funches contacted the rental car company to return the vehicle and pay the balance owed.  He took Taylor’s personal property to her previous residence and was taken into custody prior to returning the vehicle to the rental company.

Craig A. Funches (Black Male, DOB: 8/27/77, Given Address: HOMELESS)

Craig A. Funches (Black Male, DOB: 8/27/77, Given Address: HOMELESS)

Craig A. Funches (DOB: 8/27/77, Given Address: HOMELESS) was booked into Montgomery County Jail and charged with Joyriding. His bond was set at $250. No additional charges are expected.

The vehicle was returned to the rental car company.


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