RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn.- A fugitive on the run with a million dollars in stolen jewelry didn't make it past Rutherford County.
Interstate Crime Enforcement Deputies stopped Jason Prestone on I-24 Tuesday for a traffic violation. During a check, they discovered he was wanted in California. Authorities there said right before Christmas Prestone was involved in a home invasion robbery at gunpoint in which he took a million dollars in jewelry.
"Because of the photographs emailed to California, the victim examined the photographs and identified the stolen jewelry," Rutherford County Sgt. Applegate said.
Deputies found some of that jewelry as well as a loaded pistol and a small amount of pot in his car.
Prestone was charged with being a fugitive from justice, simple possession of marijuana, carrying an unlawful weapon and criminal impersonation after he allegedly used a fake driver's license.