Arrest made in several dealership car thefts

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

ELKHART COUNTY A man is under arrest for stealing cars, after he was caught sleeping in one of the stolen vehicles.

The Elkhart Truth reports that 20-year-old Steven Bonds, Jr. is preliminarily charged with five counts of auto theft dating back to mid-May, as well as other charges.

Two other suspects were also involved in the thefts, but their names have not been released.

The vehicles were stolen from various dealerships around Elkhart County. One of the thefts includes an SUV that was recovered from the St. Joseph River last week.

Formal charges have not been filed. Bonds, Jr. is being held at the Elkhart County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, July 22.

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