Two Arrested For Vehicle Tampering

Published 08/05 2014 10:39AM

Updated 08/05 2014 10:45AM

JOPLIN, MO. --- On Sunday, August 3, 2014, officers with the Joplin Police Department arrested two suspects at 101 N. Range Line Road, Joplin, MO for driving a stolen Jeep Wrangler. The vehicle had been reported stolen from Springfield, MO on July 28, 2014.

Adrian Hudson, 34, of Springfield, MO and Emmanuel Flores, 17, of Springfield, MO., were charged with 1st Degree Vehicle Tampering and are currently being held on $15,000 surety and $10,000 cash bonds.

With the arrest of these two suspects a large amount of stolen property was recovered. Detectives have returned property to seven victims and Detectives are continuing to go through the remaining property.

So far, there were nine reports of theft from vehicles linked to these two suspects. If someone had a theft from vehicle this past weekend they are urged to contact the Joplin Police and make a report.

This case remains under investigation. Any questions should be directed to Detective Ron Buchanan. 417-623-3131.

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