Knox County pastor’s stolen truck found; suspect arrested

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A Knox County pastor’s stolen truck has now been found. The alleged crime had an impact beyond just the theft. The truck was carrying a load of groceries for a food pantry.

Pastor David May says the truck is now impounded for evidence. He says whoever stole his truck left a mess. It has a broken grill, flat tire, dents, trashed interior and duct tape holding part of the front end on.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ashley Dison and charged her with theft. Deputies also say three other people found in the truck were arrested on outstanding warrants.

May uses the truck for part of his work with The LORD’s Child food pantry. With the damage done, he says it’s now time for him to move on to the next chapter.

Related: Pastor’s truck full of donations for food ministry stolen at Seymour gas station

Investigators with the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office said May’s truck was stolen around 8:30 Tuesday morning at a Pilot gas station in Seymour on Chapman Highway.

Surveillance video shows the suspect and what investigators believe to be the car the suspect was sitting in before the theft.

May’s truck only had liability insurance coverage.

To help him continue this food ministry, loved ones created a GoFundMe account so he could purchase a new truck to haul donations. If you would like to contribute, you can click here.

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