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Police seek man who fled after suspected theft from Appleton home

By Stephen Betts | Nov 18, 2020

Appleton — A woman was arrested Nov. 16 but a male companion fled after police received a report of property being taken from a residence.

At approximately 10:40 a.m. Nov. 16, the Knox County Regional Communications Center received a phone call reporting a man taking property from a residence on the Camden Road in Appleton.

As deputies were responding to the area, the man ran into the woods and the vehicle seen nearby drove away. Deputies found the vehicle within a few minutes of it leaving the area. The man was not found immediately, so police canine Marek and Deputy Tim Davis conducted a search, but were unable to find him.

Kathy Grierson, the driver of the vehicle, was arrested for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, attaching false plates and operating after license suspension, the Sheriff's office reported. She was also issued summonses for failure to provide evidence of insurance and failure to display a current or valid inspection sticker.

The Sheriff's Office has a lead on the male suspect and the investigation continues.

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