Tire Scam Arrests

Two men are in jail for allegedly purchasing tires on a credit card and having them billed to local tire companies. Wesley Dywain Vanover and Samuel Hartsfield would then allegedly take the new tires and sell them.

   Employees at one of the tire companies were able to identify the suspects and give authorities license plate numbers. The Smith County Sheriff's Department had been working on the case since early December. In addition to the arrests, the department recovered $5,000 worth of new tires.

Marie Biggs, reporting.