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Teen charged in theft of car

A Cleveland, Ark., man faces charges including felony theft of property after a yellow Ford Mustang was reported stolen earlier this month.

On Nov. 19, 2013, the Van Buren County sheriff’s office received a call that there had been a burglary at 9174 Highway 65 South. According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, two buildings had been broken in to and several items were stolen. The biggest item was the 2001 Mustang owned by Donnie Morris, which was valued at approximately $15,000, according to records.

A few days later, deputies received a tip that the stolen vehicle was at the main suspect’s mother’s house just over the Faulkner County line. Faulkner and Van Buren County deputies found the vehicle that had been driven there by the suspect, according to the report.

According to documents, the suspect told an investigator he traveled to a Conway Walmart and bought paint so that he could repaint the car in case he decided to keep it.

Christopher Trey Dehart, 18, has been charged with three felony charges, including breaking or entering; theft of property; and residential burglary; as well as a misdemeanor charge of theft of property, according to court documents. Dehart was released from the Van Buren County Detention Center on a $7,500 bond, according to the sheriff’s office.

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