Saturday, July 01, 2006

UPDATE: Tennesse rangers may now exit the park

Tennesse park rangers may now safely exit their parks without fear of being mistaken for a man who stole a park ranger's uniform, sidearm, and truck.

Man suspected of stealing in Tennessee arrested in Alabama (

A man suspected of breaking into a Tennessee state park ranger's home and stealing his uniform, gun and truck was arrested in northwest Alabama after leading local police on a lengthy chase, officials said Friday.

Assistant Russellville Police Chief Robert Pace said Jerry Rowland was arrested at 12:05 a.m. Friday and charged with receiving stolen property, stalking and bringing stolen property into Alabama.

"I look for more charges to be pressed, plus Tennessee is going to have charges," Pace said, adding that Rowland refused to sign papers for his extradition to Tennessee.

Pace said Rowland led police on a 30-40 minute chase that ended when he crashed after driving across spike strips.

"He was pretty well armed, but his wreck kind of unarmed him," Pace said. "The only damage done was to a storm drain and to that forester vehicle. No one was injured."

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