Monett man arrested for Cassville vehicle theft
42-year-old also being held on failure to appear warrant
A Monett man has been charged for allegedly stealing a vehicle from a home on Highway 112 in Cassville.
Ruben Christy, 42, of Monett, is charged with first degree tampering with a motor vehicle.
According to a probable cause statement filed by Deputy Wesley Kissinger, with the Barry County Sheriff's Office, on June 18, Christy allegedly followed the victim into a residence on Highway 112, then when he left, he took off in the victim's 2004 Oldsmobile.
Kissinger said the victim was able to identify a picture of Christy as the suspect, and the victim did not give permission to Christy to use the vehicle, valued at $3,800.
Christy was arrested on Aug. 16, and he also had an active warrant for failure to appear in Monett. In that case, stemming form a Sept. 16, 2016 incident, Christy allegedly broke a glass door, window window screens, flower pot and dead bolt and door handle at a home on Private Road 2012 in Monett.
He was charged with first-degree property damage. He then allegedly failed to appear in court on Dec. 19, 2016.
For the alleged vehicle theft, Christy's bond is set at $20,000. A disposition hearing was held Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke. A motion for a bond reduction has been filed.
As listed on the Barry County jail roster, his total bond amount is $60,000.