Auto theft arrest in Pottawattamie County


November 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A Red Oak man who authorities say lived at the Residential Corrections Facility (RCF) in Pottawattamie County, was arrested Tuesday morning on a theft charge for allegedly stealing a pickup truck.  Lt. John Reynolds with the Pott County Sheriff’s Department, told KJAN News 27-year Thomas Curtis allegedly stole a vehicle from the Clausen Brothers Trucking Company, in Treynor at around 9:30-a.m., Tuesday. The owner of the truck saw the theft and followed Curtis in another vehicle. Reynolds says deputies caught up with Curtis near Macedonia at about County Road M-16 and G-66 — or Pioneer Trail. The man ditched the vehicle and took off on foot through a corn field, but. With the assistance of the Mills County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa State Patrol, Curtis was captured and charged with Theft in the 2nd degree.

Lt. Reynolds said Curtis was basically, a transient trying to make his way back to Red Oak. Following his arrest, Curtis was booked into the Pott County Jail.