A 22-year-old Letcher County man was arrested Monday evening and charged with stealing a vehicle from a car lot at Dry Fork.
Lt. Brian Damron of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department said Cheyenne M. Harris stole a 2001 Chevy Silverado pickup truck from Dry Fork Auto Sales on Jan. 17. Damron said shortly after the white, four-by-four extended cab truck was stolen from the lot, Harris was seen at the Isom Double Kwik, where he allegedly stole $60 worth of gasoline.
“(Harris) has positively been identified in the Double Kwik video and has contacted Dry Fork Auto Sales to state he would return the pickup truck if charges were not pressed,” wrote Damron in an arrest warrant.
A Kentucky State Police trooper saw Harris on Jan. 18 leaving a home in Knott County and took him into custody. Sgt. Jason Bates of the sheriff ’s department brought Harris back to Letcher County.
Damron said Dry Fork Auto Sales has been notified that it could pick up the undamaged vehicle in the Malet Fork community of Knott County.
Harris is charged with second-degree criminal trespassing, third-degree burglary, theft by lawful taking of an automobile and operating on a suspended operator’s license.
Harris is lodged in the Letcher County Jail where bond is set at $10,000 cash.
Damron has charge of the investigation.