Union City man arrested on car theft charge

Union City man arrested on car theft charge
Union City police nabbed a local man for the alleged theft of a car following a brief pursuit.
Jeffrey Shaun Rushin, 27, of 6214 Cooley Road, Union City, was arrested at 12:25 a.m. today on charges of auto theft over $1,000, evading arrest and third-offense driving on a revoked license, as well as for warrants for violation of probation out of Obion County and parole violation out of Kentucky.
According to a Union City Police Department report, the incidents leading to the arrest began at 11:23 p.m. Wednesday when police responded to 733 East High St. in reference to a car allegedly being stolen.
Jennie Bradley told po-lice her 2000 Ford Focus had been stolen from her driveway. She reported she last saw the vehicle about 8 p.m. and said the key was possibly in the vehicle as the result of someone else having used it.
A short time later, a police officer who was traveling eastbound on West Reelfoot Avenue observed a vehicle fitting the stolen car’s description traveling westbound in about the 200 block. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, police reported.
When the vehicle pulled into Pockets Shell on West Reelfoot Avenue, the officer observed it was the stolen vehicle. A white man allegedly exited the vehicle and fled running through the nearby Walmart parking lot toward Old Troy Road.
Police set up a perimeter and officers searched the area, with Rushin being taken into custody after a police officer allegedly observed him in a field behind Walmart, running toward Phebus Road.
The stolen vehicle was recovered by police.
Published in The Messenger 11.10.11

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