Arrest Made in Car Theft

Michael C. Fortner

Meridian, Miss. Meridian police have arrested a man they say was caught stealing a vehicle off a local car lot at 8th Street and 34th Avenue.

27-year-old Michael C. Fortner is charged with motor vehicle theft.

Police say the dealership discovered a vehicle had been stolen about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and was able to track the car.

An police officer spotted the car shortly after that and took Fortner into custody. His bond is set at $5,000.