Police search for male suspect who fled after alleged home theft

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 2:00pm

    APPLETON — Knox County Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman Nov. 16 and are searching for a male suspect who fled the scene in connection with a residential theft.

    According to Chief Deputy Patrick W. Polky, at approximately 10:40 a.m., Nov. 16, the Knox County Regional Communications Center received a phone call reporting a male actively taking property from a residence on Camden Road in Appleton.

    As deputies were responding to the area, the male ran off into the woods and the vehicle seen nearby drove away.

    Deputies found the vehicle within a few minutes after it left the scene. The male was not found immediately, so police K-9 Marek and Deputy Tim Davis conducted a search, but were unsuccessful in finding him.

    Kathy Grierson, 32, the driver of the vehicle, was arrested for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, attaching false plates and operating after license suspension. She was also issued summonses for failure to provide evidence of insurance and failure to display a current or valid inspection sticker.

    The investigation is still ongoing and police have leads on the identity of the male suspect, said Polky.

    Grierson was transported to the Knox County Jail in Rockland. She was later released on unsecured bail on the condition that she will appear at any future court hearings.

    Her initial court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 11, 2021.

    Sarah Shepherd can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com