cant drive a stickUPDATE: OWENSBORO, Ky. (4/12/18) — Owensboro Police Department has identified the man they are wanting for allegedly stealing two automobiles yesterday — one had a child inside, which means he’s also facing kidnapping charges.

Police said the man stole two cars because the first one was a manual transmission and he was unable to drive it. So, he stole a second one.

The man, Jordan Terry, was linked to the crimes after forensic evidence gathered from the first stolen vehicle indicated Terry as the thief, said police. Yesterday, OPD reported a vehicle had been stolen and a child was inside the maroon 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, which was taken from 3511 Frederica Street.

Police said Terry released the uninjured child a short distance from the scene. Video surveillance from a business nearby also helped identify him, said police.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Terry on two counts of theft by unlawful taking - $500 or more but less than $10,000 and kidnapping/minor.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call OPD at 270-687-8888 or to leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 270-687-8484.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director
Region 3 Vice President

OWENSBORO, Ky. (4/11/18) — Owensboro Police Department said someone stole a vehicle with a child inside yesterday in Owensboro.

OPD said officers responded at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to 3511 Frederica Street to the report of a vehicle stolen with a child inside. The alleged thief released the child, unharmed, a short distance from the site of the vehicle theft.

The alleged thief then fled in the maroon 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera (KY license No. 201RVK).

Neither the vehicle nor driver have been located, however, OPD said detectives have identified the person and are continuing their investigation.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Officer Andrew Bell

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