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Theft leads to charges

A Craig man was arrested Sunday on multiple charges stemming from a vehicle theft in Wyoming.

Kenneth Harris, 40, is being charged with aggravated motor vehicle theft, strong arm robbery, menacing assault, third-degree assault, domestic violence, driving without insurance or a license and having fictitious license plates.

Harris is in the Moffat County jail.



Craig police spokesman Lt. John Forgay said Harris took his ex-girlfriend’s 1982 Chevy Camaro without her permission.

The ex-girlfriend, who lives in Dixon, Wyo., reported the theft to Craig police because she knew Harris was in the area, Forgay said.



The ex-girlfriend came to Craig with her son about eight days ago to get the vehicle back, Forgay said.

When she came to Craig, Harris reportedly assaulted her and her son, Forgay said, which aggravated the theft charge.

Because Harris reportedly used force to keep stolen property, it added strong arm robbery to the list of charges, Forgay said.

The ex-girlfriend returned to Wyoming and didn’t report the assault until police arrested Harris on Sunday on suspicion of driving the stolen car with false license plates, Forgay said.

Forgay said the woman did not report the assault immediately because she was scared of Harris.

Officers spotted Harris driving the Camaro at about 7 p.m. Sunday and arrested him near Doyan and Third Street in Craig.

Forgay said Craig police are working with authorities in Carbon County, Wyo., on the case.


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