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Convicted Car Thief Strikes Again, But Not for Long


May 20, 2016


Car thief Lee Mayhew’s time behind the wheel of his latest target did not last long.
Mayhew, 40, jumped into a Kia Soul that had been left unlocked and running in the parking lot of the Mapco store at 1500 Lebanon Pike at 10:45 a.m.  He took off at a high rate of speed, but apparently wasn’t too familiar with where he was going.  When Mayhew got to the dead end of Spence Lane & Cave Road, he was going too fast, lost control and crashed into four vehicles in a parking lot.  Mayhew bailed and tried to flee on foot, but was apprehended a short time later by Hermitage Precinct Officers Larry Benz and Mike Baker.  
Mayhew is being charged with vehicle theft, DUI, resisting police, and driving without insurance.  Ironically, Mayhew was convicted just last month in Criminal Court on two counts of auto theft.  He received two three-year probated sentences.  Back in 2008, Mayhew was convicted on five counts of aggravated burglary.  He received five concurrent 10-year sentences.
The woman who left the Kia unlocked and running at the convenience market, Amy Hall, 35, of Nashville, was cited for leaving her vehicle unattended and an insurance violation.


Lee Allen Mayhew

Lee Allen Mayhew