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June 10, 2014

Stolen car, drugs recovered in courthouse arrests

Corsicana — If you’re planning on trying to register a stolen vehicle, Navarro County is not the place to do it.

If you’re planning on lying to the courthouse deputy arresting you about where the stolen car is, again, Navarro County isn’t your best bet.

An observant clerk in the automobile registration office, and Deputy John Aulds, assigned to security at the Navarro County Courthouse, teamed up to effect a pair of arrests, the recovery of a stolen vehicle, and the seizure of some drugs at the same time Monday at the courthouse.

Sheriff Elmer Tanner said the incident began when Garrett Bayer, 37, of Purdon, was attempting to register a vehicle that was shown in the DPS vehicle records as being stolen. The clerk notified the sheriff’s office — the agency that provides security for the courthouse — of what was taking place.

While Aulds was talking with Bayer about the vehicle, Bayer said the car was in a body shop in Arlington. A background check found Bayer had outstanding warrants out of Navarro County and he was placed under arrest.

Tanner said Aulds then went “the extra mile” and checked the areas around the courthouse looking for the vehicle Bayer was attempting to register. He located it parked in the Corley Funeral Home parking lot, with a female occupant sitting behind the wheel.

“As he was approaching (the vehicle) the female occupant and driver of the car tried to start the car and leave,” Tanner said. “(Aulds) was able to stop and detain the vehicle and the driver.”

Tanner said a subsequent search of the vehicle turned up a quantity of drugs including hydrocodone, marijuana and methamphetamine.

The female, Natalie Lozinto, 22, of Frisco, was also arrested and the vehicle recovered, Tanner said.

The two were arraigned by Justice of the Peace Vicki Gray on charges of possession of a controlled substance under one gram in a drug-free zone, and possession of marijuana. Gray set bonds of $11,500 each on the charges. Lozinto also faces an additional charge of possession of a controlled substance under 28 grams in a drug-free zone, with bond set at $2,500.

Tanner praised the clerk for reporting the incident, and the deputy for his follow-through in searching for the stolen car.

“He carried it the extra mile, and conducted an investigation,” Tanner said. “Not only was the vehicle recovered, he got drugs off the street.”

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Bob Belcher may be reached by email at bbelcher@corsicanadailysun.com

 

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