Arrest made in reported stolen car incident


An investigation into a reported stolen car resulted in the arrest of a Jefferson County man who allegedly sold the car to an auto salvage dealer.

James Wood, 55, was arrested Wednesday after sheriff’s investigators, while checking online records, learned that Wood had sold the car to KNK Auto Salvage.

Sheriff’s Investigator Kaleisha Wise reported that the car, a 1989 Nissan Sentra, was reported stolen Monday from 12610 U.S. 270 and was valued at $1,800.

After determining that Wood had sold the car, Wise reported that she interviewed him Wednesday and after he waived his right to an attorney, admitted taking the vehicle and selling it for $180. He also reportedly said that no one else was involved in the incident.

Following a court hearing Friday, Special Judge Luke Zakrzewski set a $35,000 bond for Wood after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with theft of property.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Wood and he was told to come back to court at 9 a.m. Nov. 2.