Man arrested after driving car that was reported stolen


Corryn Brock

A man was arrested in the parking lot of Andrews Hall Thursday afternooon in connection to a stolen car. He was with two Eastern students at the time of his arrest.

Staff Report

A man was arrested in the Andrews Hall parking lot Thursday afternoon after a university police officer noticed he was driving a stolen car.

Charleston Police Department Chief Chad Reed said a UPD officer noticed the vehicle was stolen but did not have working lights or sirens on their vehicle.

Both departments responded to the call and Reed said because the car was reported stolen in Chicago, they had to do a felony stop, meaning officers had to draw their weapons.

Reed said the suspect was compliant and after they had him, custody officers put their weapons away.

The car that was reported stolen was a red Ford Fusion.

The story will be updated as soon as more information becomes available.

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