While the snow may make driving tricky, police in Floyd County say it helped them catch a man they believe stole items from a Johnson County home.
Prestonsburg Police say 28 year old David Caudill tried to leave the scene of an accident, but the driver Caudill hit boxed him in and that's when police say the Johnson County man jumped out of his SUV and ran away. Police knew what direction Caudill was going thanks to the snow.
Authorities say Caudill left his footprints behind in the snow giving police a clear path and they say if it was not for the snow, Caudill may have gotten away.
"We had officers on both sides of the river on the railroad tracks searching for him and when the officer got close to him, he must have heard him coming and decided to go to the other side of the culvert and back up by the highway across the road and that's where we caught him over by Reno's," said Det. Steve Little with the Prestonsburg Police Department. "The biggest thing was we got our man it was a good thing, Mother Nature helped us out".
Authorities say Caudill is in the Floyd County Jail on charges stemming from the accident. Police also discovered stolen goods in Caudill's SUV. Now he and his girlfriend, Heather Castle, are charged with two counts of receiving stolen property.
Detectives say Caudill took a kids motorcycle and ATV Tuesday night from a home in Johnson County.