By Liz Shepherd
SILVER LAKE — A Syracuse man was recently arrested after allegedly stealing his friend’s vehicle and traveling to Kentucky.
Dustin Curtis William Wright, 29, 302 N. Harrison St., Syracuse, is charged with theft, a level 6 felony.
On May 18, a Silver Lake police officer spoke with a man regarding a stolen vehicle. The man told the officer that a friend of his, Wright, had stolen his vehicle from his residence.
According to court documents, the man said Wright had been at his residence on May 17. He said Wright had requested the man drive him to Alabama, but he declined. The man went to bed while Wright was still at the residence. The next day, the man noticed Wright and his vehicle were gone.
The man said he contacted the company he loaned the vehicle from and was informed that the vehicle could be tracked through a GPS tracker in the vehicle.
By using the GPS tracking device, it was determined that the vehicle was in Kentucky, close to Bowling Green. Officers then contacted the Kentucky State Police and informed them of the situation.
A Kentucky State Trooper found the stolen vehicle being driven on a highway. The officer pulled the vehicle over and identified the driver as Wright. It was also determined that Wright’s license was suspended.
Wright was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on June 22, with a $10,250 surety and cash bond.