Carter County

Elizabethton Police arrest two in connection with purse theft

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. - Two people are facing charges in connection with a New Year's Eve theft. 

Surveillance video from the Walmart on Over Mountain Drive in Elizabethton showed two people stealing a purse that had been left in a shopping cart.

Captain Joy Markland with the Elizabethton Police Department said 27-year-old Amy Beth McKinney and 30-year-old Clinton Lee McKinney were identified through multiple tips as the pair in the video after surveillance images were circulated by media outlets.

Both McKinneys were taken into custody following a police interview on January 4. They are charged with theft over $1,000.

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