The Clark County Sheriff’s Office arrested a local man after they suspected he possessed a stolen Mercedes-Benz GLC.
Casey Mougey, 32, is charged in Clark County Municipal Court with receiving stolen property. He pleaded not guilty and his bond was set at $5,000.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office began their investigation when they were called to a home on South Burnett Road, according to an affidavit filed with the charges.
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Two witnesses said they went to the home to do work on it for a bank they work for and saw the car and a man inside.
“(The witness) stated that the man appeared to be stripping the car and was throwing items from it over the fence and acting strangely,” the affidavit says.
The deputies said they met with Mougey who lived next door and said he had seen the vehicle there earlier in the day.
“Casey stated that he did not know where the vehicle had come from and that he was going through it to see if he could find anyone’s information in it,” the affidavit says.
Deputies ran the plate on the vehicle and discovered the plate information did not match the vehicle, according to the affidavit, and a VIN number search found that it came from Mercedes-Benz of Easton.
“Mercedes-Benz of Easton was contacted and stated that they were missing that vehicle from their lot as well as one of the keys to it,” the affidavit says. “They were contacting Columbus Police to report the vehicle as stolen.”
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The affidavit says the car was valued at $48,670.
At that time deputies arrested Mougey, the affidavit says.
“The vehicle was torn apart and had wires all around it,” the affidavit says. “In the vehicle, located in the front passenger seat was two small baggies of a white powdery substance that will be sent out to the lab to determine its contents. In the back seat, (deputies) located a clear pipe, commonly used to smoke illegal narcotics, containing residue.”
A next court date in the case has not been set.
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