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TPD arrest man involved in morning crash

Jerry Barnett III. Photo Source: Smith County Jail. Jerry Barnett III. Photo Source: Smith County Jail.
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

Tyler police responded to the scene of a one vehicle wreck involving a stolen vehicle on Wednesday morning.

The accident happened on Lake Street at Sneed, when the vehicle lost control and struck a utility pole, knocking power lines down in the roadway.

Authorities say Jerry Barnett III, 28, of Tyler, was the driver of the vehicle.

Don Martin, Tyler Police Department, says Barnett stole the car from his sister's house in Lindale.

Barnett then went to the Dollar General on Fifth Street in Tyler, where he was caught shoplifting by Tyler Police, officials say.

Lindale Police have issued an additional charge on Barnett for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Barnett is currently in the Smith County Jail, held on bonds totaling $20,500.

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