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Car GPS helps police catch theft suspect

A car stolen Tuesday night in Florence was found at a Russellville hotel, police said.

Posted: May. 16, 2018 10:29 AM

A man is in jail after police said they traced a stolen vehicle to him at a hotel in Russellville, Florence police said.

Police said they were called to the Quick Stop at South Court and Limestone streets around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday. A woman there said her car was missing when she came out of the store.

Florence police said they got a description of the person who stole the car from store surveillance video, and the woman was able to track the car with a GPS signal.

The car was found at a hotel in Russellville with Jessie Ford, 35, of Tuscumbia, police said. Ford was charged with first-degree receiving stolen property.

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