Deputies say they tracked the suspect's footprints in the snow which led them right to the 17-year-old's home. The teen was then charged with petit larceny, trespassing and endangering the welfare of a child.

A Wayne County teen is facing charges after deputies say investigators tracked him using footprints he left in the snow.

The 17-year-old boy is charged with petit larceny, trespassing and endangering the welfare of a child. According to sheriff's deputies, the teen left his home in Marion early Friday morning on foot and met up with another juvenile. The two went on foot to Smith Road where deputies say they broke into multiple vehicles.

Deputies say the teen then returned home through the woods, leaving footprints in the snow.

Deputies say investigators followed those tracks and made the arrest. He was issued an appearance ticket.