Marion Police say the arrest of two men may have cleared up several recent car thefts, including one in which a thief drove off in a stolen car with one of the victims still inside the vehicle.
Saturday night, a Marion couple gave a ride to a young man asking for a ride. After getting inside the car, the suspect shoved the driver out of the vehicle and took off with a woman still inside. The suspect stopped a couple of blocks later and let the woman out unharmed and drove off.
Sunday, Police stopped a vehicle after it had been reported stolen and arrested the driver…24-year old Daniel Christie of Marion. He faces numerous charges including Auto Theft and Resisting Law Enforcement.
Police also captured another man following a report of a stolen vehicle and a pursuit across the city. Police finally stopped 22-year old Kemuel Shem of Marion and charged him with numerous crimes, including Strong Armed Robbery and other charges.
Police believe the incidents may be linked.