Markayla Herron caught driving stolen 2022 Kia Soul with no driver’s license


21-year-old Markayla Herron was taken into custody for theft and not having a valid driver’s license on May 22nd, 2024. Officers observed a 2022 Kia Soul near Watkins Street and Signal Street that was reported stolen on January 29th, 2023, out of Nashville, Tennessee. Officers conducted a traffic stop, where they spoke with Herron, who stated the Kia was a gift from her boyfriend, Charles Townsend. After officers detained Herron, she provided officers with paperwork showing the car was purchased from a Memphis Auction. Deputies investigated and later discovered that the documents she provided were not authentic. Herron later pleaded ignorance and said she did not know how Townsend obtained the vehicle. Herron was taken into custody and charged with theft of property and driving without a license.