Man accused of stealing two cars is taken into custody
OSAGE BEACH - Osage Beach police officers have a suspect in custody after responding to a report of a stolen vehicle Wednesday afternoon.
Police said the stolen vehicle was first spotted in a location off Case Road. The suspect was reported to have driven the vehicle into a wooded area before leaving on foot.
Police said the suspect then entered a residence on Normandy Road where he was confronted by the owner. Police reports say the suspect left the residence and stole another vehicle. He was then pursued by officers into the Key Largo area off Highway 54. Authorities say he then ditched that vehicle and fleeing on foot.
The suspect is believed to be Thomas Wells age 49 of Joplin. Wells has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.