Man charged after stealing, abandoning car with child inside - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man charged after stealing, abandoning car with child inside

Tye Owens (Source: SCSO) Tye Owens (Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Police arrested the man responsible for stealing a car with a child inside Sunday morning.

The car theft happened at a Citgo gas station in the 4200 block of Winchester Road.

Tye Owens, 39, was arrested and charged with kidnapping, auto theft and several other charges.

Investigators said Owens stole a 1995 Nissan Maxima with a 5-year-old child inside after the owner of the car went into the store.

Officers found the car abandoned at South Goodlett Street and Middlesex Avenue about 15 minutes later. The child was still inside and not hurt.

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