Redfield man arrested in allegedly stolen car

A Redfield man was arrested Wednesday after police allegedly saw him driving a car that had been reported stolen.

Justin Lee Wooten, 29, was taken into custody after Redfield police stopped the car, a 1994 red Honda Civic, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Thursday.

Redfield Police Detective Teri Patterson said in a probable-cause affidavit that officers had received information that the car might be at a residence in Redfield, and set up surveillance on the house.

When Wooten got into the car and pulled out onto the highway, he was stopped and allegedly admitted that he had stolen the car from a parking lot in Saline County.

Kizer said the car was valued at more than $5,000.

He said Wooten is currently on felony probation and assigned to drug court, and has “two pages of failure to appear in court charges dating back to 2003.”

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for Wooten after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with theft of property.

Bridgforth also told Wooten that Circuit Judge Berlin Jones had issued a pickup order with no bond and he would be held until he could appear before Jones.