37 year-old Louis Bob Mitchell was arrested Tuesday on felony theft charges after being apprehended in a stolen vehicle.

Missoula Police Department Public Information Officer Travis Welsh said the vehicle was reported stolen over the weekend.

“On Sunday evening the 21st a vehicle was reported stolen from a parking lot on North Reserve Street at about 9:00 p.m.,” said Welsh. “On Tuesday afternoon at about 1:30 an officer spotted the vehicle in the 1600 block of South Third Street, He initiated a stop on the vehicle and arrested the driver who was identified as 37 year-old Louis Bob Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell was transported to the Missoula Detention Center where he is being held on charges of felony theft, in addition to a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest.”

Welsh said the vehicle was impounded to search for evidence.

“The vehicle has been impounded pending a potential search authorized by the owner of the vehicle,” he said. “It’s unclear at this point if there was any damage caused during the theft or subsequent or before the arrest of Mr. Mitchell.”

According to the Missoula County Jail Roster, Mitchell is in jail on $50,000 bond and will make an appearance in Missoula Justice Court.



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