A Marion man was arrested and charged after he was seen driving a stolen pickup truck by the victim’s wife, authorities said Thursday.
Lt. Andy Manis of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Matthew Phillip Baldwin, 31, of 105 Ben St. in Marion, with larceny of a motor vehicle.
On Tuesday, Sept. 19, Jeremy Taylor, of Marion, reported that someone stole his 2014 Dodge Ram pickup truck while it was parked at the Pepsi plant on U.S. 221 North.
Taylor reported the theft then called his wife to pick him up. On the way to get her husband, Christine Taylor passed the truck on Jacktown Road. She turned around and followed and spotted the stolen Dodge Ram sitting at a house on Proctors Knob Road.
Further investigation revealed that Baldwin took the truck, which has been recovered, according to the report.
Baldwin received a $5,000 bond.