UPDATE: Suspect accused of stealing Hamilton County school bus in custody
UPDATE: A Chattanooga police sergeant found a stolen Hamilton County school bus and the suspect accused of stealing it on Monday morning.
The theft happened in the 7100 block Garfield Road.
Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Matt Lea says Sergeant Michael Ortel found the bus on Highway 153 near Shallowford Road along with Johnny White, Jr., the suspect accused of stealing it.
Lea says White was taken into custody and will be charged with theft over $10,000.
White is scheduled to appear in court on June 10.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.
PREVIOUS UPDATE: One person is in custody for stealing a school bus on Monday afternoon.
A Hamilton County School official tells Channel 3, the bus was a spare that was at the home of a contractor.