MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – Murfreesboro resident Austin Williams will without end be glad about stranger James Stinson. He’s the landlord of the Evansville automobile wash and the person who noticed the pickup dumped via Alabama fugitive Casey White.
“We just appreciate him so much and him having the sharp eyes to spot Casey,” Williams says.
Williams began a GoFundMe to lift cash for Stinson’s efforts since the discovery used to be non-public to him as White confessed to killing Williams’ mom Connie Ridgeway. The trial is about to start out in June and the circle of relatives feared with White at the run, they’d by no means have closure.
“It’s good to have that chance because we thought it was gone just a week ago,” Williams defined. “We’re like, ‘Well, this is not going to end well.’ And, you know, we found out that it wasn’t planned to end well. So we were very, very fortunate.”
The industry proprietor went above and past, Williams mentioned. Stinson didn’t simply tow the truck, he did somewhat digging on his personal and referred to as the police with the end.
“I was really nervous because with a Tennessee plate, and I’d already heard that the SUV was abandoned in Tennessee,” Stinson mentioned. “I kind of slowly walked up to the truck and glanced, thinking somebody could be in it.”
The truck wasn’t reported stolen so police couldn’t do a lot, however Stinson didn’t surrender. He reviewed safety photos and noticed White.
“You could see him acting suspiciously,” Stinson defined. “I said, ‘There’s got to be something to this.’”
His patience paid off. Law enforcement introduced a $25,000 praise for info resulting in White and correctional officer Vicky White’s whereabouts and seize.
“I’m not so much concerned about the money,” Stinson mentioned. “I’m just glad nobody else got hurt.”
While there’s been no legit phrase that Stinson will obtain the praise, Williams says no cash on the earth is sufficient to thank the person who became all the hunt round. That is why the circle of relatives began the fundraiser to verify Stinson gained popularity.
“From what we’ve seen in his conversations, he just seems like a genuine person who’s out to do good,” Williams mentioned. “So we feel like it’s the right thing to do.”
Williams plans to ship the cash in individual.