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Checkbook left in stolen truck cracks theft ring

MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A woman trying to steal a truck crashes into a tree and leads investigators to solve a multi-county theft ring.

It started when a homeowner in Blount County caught two people trying to steal his Chevy truck out of his driveway.

Madison County Investigators say Nathan Lynn Bowling and Enola Athena Hodgin drove to Blount County in a stolen truck to try and steal a 1988 Chevrolet truck.

Bowling got into the homeowners truck and drove away while Hodgin stayed in the original truck. 

The homeowner chased Hodgin down, and she crashed into a tree then ran away on foot.

Hodgin left her checkbook with her name and address behind in the truck which led investigators to a home in Morgan County where they found Bowling and the stolen truck.

In total investigators found several trucks, two motorcycles, two trailers, and three four-wheelers that were all stolen and had the VIN removed.

Investigators are still looking for Hodgin. She was last seen driving a stolen 1994 red Chevy 4x4 truck.

If you see Hodgin or that truck, call your Madison County Sheriff Department at 256-532-3300
or your local law enforcement.

Both Hodgin and Bowling are facing multiple charges of theft of property and receiving stolen property in all of the counties involved.

The investigation was a joint effort between Madison, Blount, Marshall, and Morgan County Sheriff's Departments.

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