Arrests Made In Kingsport Vehicle Thefts

KINGSPORT — Five people are behind bars in connection with a number of recent vehicle thefts.

Police say the four cars were stolen between Jan. 12 and Jan. 29. under varying circumstances.

Arrested were James and Chelcee Cheruk, Lauren Elizabeth Paugh, Michael R. Goins and Larry M. Palladino.

According to investigators there are 16 other vehicle theft cases that occurred this month that are still open and detectives are determining if they are somehow connected.