Olive Branch police helped Tennessee detectives nab a man accused of stealing a truckload of shopping carts from a Memphis grocery store.
Schnucks employees say they were monitoring surveillance cameras on June 10 when they spotted a man loading eight carts onto a trailer pulled by a Chevrolet Suburban.
Workers at the Truse Parkway grocery store called police and two days later, detectives spotted the carts still being pulled by the vehicle.
Investigators followed the SUV as it headed south on Riverdale towards the Mississippi state line. In an apparent effort to slip across the state line and hopefully avoid arrest, detectives say Willie Lyon refused to stop until he crossed Stateline Rd. and reached Mississippi.
However, unbeknownst to Lyon, the deputies following him had already alerted Olive Branch police who were waiting for him.
Investigators say Lyons had stolen carts from at least a half dozen stores and sold them as scrap metal.