Man arrested after stolen car abandoned

1 year 3 months 3 days ago Thursday, July 14 2016 Jul 14, 2016 Thursday, July 14, 2016 7:46:00 AM CDT July 14, 2016 in News
By: Shannon Sankey, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested 17-year-old Darius Garza Wednesday in connection with a stolen car abandoned in a wooden area.

The department's Proactive Investigation Unit said officers attempted to pull over a 2010 Volkswagen that had been reported stolen earlier that day to the Columbia Police. 

After the driver refused to stop, the unit followed the car into a densely wooded area where the occupants left it and ran. 

Officers said they  identified one passenger as 17-year-old Darius Garze. He was later arrested and accused of  resisting arrest and tampering in the second degree. His bond was set at $1000.

Investigators expect more arrests.

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