A Madisonville woman was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly used her tax refund to drive from Vonore to Texas in a stolen SUV.

Vonore Police Detective Cory Fritts said he talked to Sabrina Nadine Belcher at the Police Department about a 2014 Expedition that had been reported stolen. Fritts said Belcher was read her rights, but she signed a waiver and told him what had happened.

Belcher allegedly said that her boyfriend, Jamey Lee Frank, had picked her up in the Expedition and that she willingly rode with Frank through Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana and finally into Texas.

Belcher then told Fritts she had received a $4,000 tax refund and willingly paid for lodging, food and gas while they were traveling.

Belcher admitted she knew Frank was on the run from several arrest warrants and that she had thought about turning him in while they were in Texas, but decided against it because she did not want to go to jail too.

Fritts said it was a moot point as the duo were stopped in Texas by the Highway Patrol and Frank was taken into custody on March 2.

Belcher was released and she returned to Vonore, where she told her story.

Belcher, 35, Big Creek Road, Madisonville, was charged with facilitation to commit theft.

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