Two people arrested in connection with stolen vehicle

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 | 11:39 a.m. CDT; updated 4:15 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 18, 2012

COLUMBIA — Two men were arrested just before 3 a.m. Wednesday morning after it was discovered that the vehicle they were pulled over in for a lane violation had been reported as stolen to the Columbia Police Department.

A Boone County Sheriff’s Department deputy stopped the vehicle because the driver was in the wrong lane on Stadium Boulevard at Carrie Francke Drive. The deputy found out the vehicle was reported as stolen and arrested the occupants.

The driver, 17-year-old Donald Brown, and the passenger, 19-year-old Cody Lewis, both of Columbia, remain in custody. Brown was arrested on suspicion of tampering with a motor vehicle in the first degree, and Lewis was arrested on suspicion of tampering with a motor vehicle in the second degree.

The stolen vehicle was a 2003 green Chevrolet Trailblazer, which was reported stolen to the Columbia Police Department on Tuesday.

Detective Tom O'Sullivan said the suspects would probably be in court Wednesday afternoon in relation to the incident.

Supervising editor is Ann Elise Taylor.

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