The Richmond Register

Local News

October 20, 2010

Stolen car recovered

Two men arrested

RICHMOND — By Emily Burton

Register News Writer

A car stolen Tuesday from a Richmond car lot was recovered by Kentucky State Police using the vehicle’s OnStar system. Two men were arrested about 15 minutes after the alleged theft and charged with multiple crimes.

A 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, equipped with OnStar, was reported stolen from Jack Burford Chevrolet in the 800 block of Eastern Bypass at about 12:45 p.m.

KSP contacted OnStar, which was able to track the stolen car using a global positioning system, according to a KSP press release.

A trooper spotted the vehicle traveling toward Richmond on KY 52/Irvine Road and made a traffic stop. Both occupants of the Traverse were arrested.

The occupants were Nathaniel Marks, 20, of Stanton, and John Mullins, 19, of Berea. They were arrested at about 1 p.m.,  according to the release, on Irvine Road near the Eastern Kentucky University Bypass.

The release said that while at the scene, Mullins escaped from the back of a cruiser and led troopers on a foot pursuit through traffic on Irvine Road. He was apprehended on foot after a brief chase, the release said.

Marks has been charged with receiving stolen property/auto, a Class D felony; reckless driving, a violation; no insurance and no operators license, both Class B misdemeanors.

Mullins was charged with receiving stolen property/auto, first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree criminal mischief and first-degree wanton endangerment. All of Mullins’ charges are Class D felonies.

Both Marks and Mullins are being held in the Madison County Detention Center. Their bond information was unavailable as of Tuesday evening.

If convicted, both men could each face up to five years in prison.

Emily Burton may be reached at eburton@richmondregister.com or at 624-6694.

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