Lebanon woman lies to officer twice about stolen vehicle

26-year-old Kayla Rhodes was charged with theft of property after she stole a vehicle out of Smith County and changed her story twice during questioning. She first said the vehicle belonged to her mother, then claimed she bought it, but the vehicle was discovered in a computer check to be stolen.

On July 2nd, police observed a vehicle matching the description of a reported stolen vehicle in a driveway while on routine patrol. According to the affidavit, the officer proceeded to knock on the door of the residence and made contact with two individuals, one of which who was identified as Kayla Rhodes.

Kayla Rhodes (WCSO)
Kayla Rhodes (WCSO)

Rhodes originally claimed that the vehicle belonged to her mother, but then informed law enforcement that she had purchased the car, per report. Further investigation through the National Crime and Information Center revealed the vehicle to be stolen out of Smith County. The estimated value of the vehicle was approximately $10,000.

Kayla Rhodes was arrested and charged with theft of property. Her bond was set at $5,000.

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