Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Stolen Car, Two Arrested

Two Arrested In Stolen Car, Meth Found

Joshua Halladay, 19
Mesa County, Colo. -- The driver of a white Ford Mustang turned onto a dead end street where patrol deputies where then able to contact the driver and passenger of the car. Deputies initiated a stop of the vehicle after it was identified as being reported stolen out of Eagle County. Deputies noted in their report that they recognized the driver as Derek Cuppett, 20, of Grand Junction, from prior contact(s) with him. The passenger was 19-year-old, Joshua Halladay. 

Derek Cuppett, 20
Joshua was found to have suspected methamphetamine in his possession, along with drug paraphernalia (including a used hypodermic needle), and was charged accordingly, in addition to accessory to a crime in connection with the stolen vehicle. Joshua was given a $5,000 personal recognizance bond.

Derek was charged with first degree motor vehicle theft--uses vehicle in the commission of a crime, vehicular eluding and drove vehicle without a valid driver's license. Derek was issued a $5,000 cash only bond.

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