A Pennsylvania man was arrested after allegedly stealing a vehicle from Classic Motors in Finksburg.
Jonathan Jamal Abney, 22, of Greencastle, Pennsylvania, was charged with theft between $10,000 and $100,000, conspiracy to commit theft between $10,000 and $100,000, and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, unauthorized removal of property and rogue and vagabond.
According to the statement of charges, a trooper from the Maryland State Police responded to Classic Motors in Finksburg on Aug. 28 for a report of a stolen truck. The owner said surveillance footage showed the vehicle being stolen at approximately 12:15 a.m. and the alleged thief or thieves appeared to have a key because of the way the vehicle was turned on and driven off the lot.
The owner believed that two men who had looked at the vehicle two days earlier were suspects because they were the only people to have looked at the truck on the lot. He believed they had stolen the key to the truck and returned a false key to the dealership, according to the statement.
He gave the trooper surveillance footage of the two men, according to the statement.
Abney was arrested following a vehicle pursuit in Pennsylvania on Aug. 30, and was driving a stolen vehicle at the time and was incarcerated in Pennsylvania, according to the statement. On Sept. 5, a Pennsylvania State Police trooper recovered the stolen truck.
The trooper compared surveillance footage from the Finksburg dealership with identification photos of Abney, and another man, Marcus Deyshawn Miller, who has also been charged in the crime, according to the statement.