Baxter Co. man finds his stolen car while driving on the highway - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Baxter Co. man finds his stolen car while driving on the highway

BAXTER COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – A man driving down the highway in Izard County got a startling surprise when he paid close attention to the truck driving in front of him.

Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery said the man realized the car mounted on the trailer in front of him was his car. The car was supposed to be in a garage in Baxter County.

The owner of the car called the Izard County Sheriff's Department for help and followed the truck until it came to a complete stop.

Sheriff Montgomery says the owner confronted the man about his car, but waited for deputies to arrive to the scene before he did anything else.

Danny Aubrey Sturgis admitted to deputies he stole the car from the garage. He also told deputies he stole another car, a boat, and trailer.

Izard County deputies handed Sturgis over to Baxter County and he was taken to the Baxter County Detention Center.

Sturgis was charged with a Class B Felony for theft of property, two counts of a Class C Felony for theft of property, and three counts of a Class D felony for breaking or entering.

Sturgis is in lieu of $10,000 bond and is set to appear in court.



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