Elizabethton woman arrested on stolen vehicle charge in Johnson City

Published 8:04 pm Wednesday, May 11, 2022

An Elizabethton woman was arrested on Tuesday by the Johnson City Police Department while driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen.

JCPD arrested 40-year-old Rebecca Richardson and charged her with motor vehicle theft (over $1,000), driving on a revoked license (third offense), and improper display of registration.

According to police reports, Richardson was observed at 9:21 p.m. traveling south on North Roan Street at North Commerce driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen. Officers conducted a traffic stop and found Richardson to be the driver.

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An investigation revealed that Richardson’s driving privileges were revoked and the expiration decal that was displayed on the license plate was registered to a different vehicle.

Richardson was placed under arrest for motor vehicle theft (over $1,000), driving on a revoked license (third offense), and improper display of registration.

She was transported to the Washington County Detention Center where she is being held in lieu of a $6,000 bond. Arraignment was set for May 10 in Washington County Sessions Court.