A Preston County man is in custody after allegedly stealing a automobile from the house of a relative, then working from police.
State Police troopers in Kingwood acquired a grievance relating to a stolen 2001 Ford Ranger that the proprietor believed was taken from his Masontown residence someday Oct. 11-12, the felony grievance stated.
The sufferer acknowledged that Joseph Staley Cottrell, 41, of Masontown, a relative, was the individual the proprietor believed to have taken the automobile. The proprietor additionally suggested the troopers Cottrell was within the automobile within the Masontown space.
In line with the troopers’ report, they positioned the pickup on Hook Drive in Masontown. After they started to strategy the truck, Cottrell allegedly took off working. He surrendered after a quick foot pursuit.
Cottrell was taken into custody and charged with grand larceny. He was arraigned in Preston County Justice of the Peace Court docket, the place bond was set at $25,000. He’s at the moment being held at Tygart Valley Regional Jail.