‘O&AN’ article helps capture thief

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To the editor:

Your newspaper was delivered to Chuck’s Bar, 27 West Main St. in Chattanooga, on Monday [07-10-06] around 5:00 p.m. I cut the straps binding them together and grabbed a copy to read. I saw the photo in the lower right column and asked Chuck [bar owner] if the picture was James! He said it was, so I read the article about him and guess what? He was at Chuck’s the previous Saturday night. I had met him there a couple of times before and had chatted with him about his son.

I called the Chattanooga police and talked to Detective Garrett. I gave him all the information you had listed and then gave him a friend’s phone number (with the friend’s permission). At 11:00 p.m. that same night Detective Garrett called me back to say that he had arrested James and recovered the Nissan he had stolen from Nashville.

I wanted to thank you for printing the article and helping get this guy off the streets.

I hope everyone gets their property back.

Eddie Gilligan
Chattanooga, Tenn.