Man arrested after stolen car abandoned
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.