Man arrested after driving stolen car to courthouse

Published: Jul. 8, 2015 at 9:53 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2015 at 10:09 PM CDT
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GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Police in Guntersville said a man drove to court Wednesday to face church burglary charges, but in jail again on new charges.

The man walked away from court a free man for that church burglary, but prosecutors now intend to notify his probation officer of his new charge - driving a stolen car.

Corey Charles Weston is now facing charges of first degree receiving of stolen property and is currently in the Marshall County Jail.

The stolen vehicle out of Walker County was recovered Tuesday afternoon at a Claysville home, where 20-year-old Weston was staying.

Guntersville police said they're now trying to get the vehicle back to the insurance company.

They said Weston had gone to court Tuesday morning. Court officials said Weston received a 31-month suspended jail sentence for thefts from a local church and two other crimes.

Guntersville police said that's when they got a tip that Weston was in a stolen vehicle.

"The vehicle reported stolen in Jasper was entered into the NCIC system," explained Guntersville Police Captain John East. "Information was developed that it was in the Guntersville area, specifically the Claysville area. Multiple officers responded to that location and were able to locate the vehicle parked at a residence."

Weston is currently being held on $200,000 bond.

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