A Memphis man is facing charges after a stolen vehicle from Scotland County was recovered in Bonaparte, IA on November 9th.
According to the Memphis Police Department, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Maverick Murphy, 21, on November 10th on the class C felony charge of tampering with a motor vehicle.
Court documents stated the stolen vehicle was reported at 4:33 a.m. on November 8th. A 1997 Chevy pickup was reported stolen from the Bruce Humphrey residence at 404 W. Madison Street.
Less than an hour after the report was entered into the Mules system, the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office was notified of contact with the vehicle in Iowa. Court documents show that the Henry County Iowa Sheriff’s Office stopped the vehicle at 11:14 p.m. on November 7th near Lowell, IA. The driver was identified as Murphy, as he was cited during the traffic stop for possession of drug paraphernalia.
The vehicle was later discovered in Bonaparte, IA. Investigators indicated the vehicle had sustained some damage, but further details were not available.
No court date has been set pending the appointment of a special prosecutor.