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E'town man charged with stealing car

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Police: Westbrook also had marijuana

By The News-Enterprise

An Elizabethtown man wanted on numerous driving warrants was arrested by Radcliff police early Monday morning when he was seen driving a stolen vehicle on U.S 31W.

Charles Westbrook, 27, was spotted at 12:42 a.m. just north of Joe Prather Highway in a red 2014 Volkswagen. The Radcliff officer who stopped Westbrook also was the officer who took the stolen vehicle report, according to an arrest citation.

When police stopped the vehicle and Westbrook got out, according to an arrest citation, he dropped a small plastic bag that contained what officers suspected was marijuana. More possible marijuana also was found in the center console, the police report said.

Westbrook, who remained Monday evening in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond, is charged with receiving stolen property more than $10,000, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He faces up to 10 years in prison on the Class C felony charge of receiving stolen property. The other charges are misdemeanors.

Five warrants were issued for Westbrook’s arrest, ranging from operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license to speeding and disregarding a stop sign. The warrants were issued in December and March.

Four of the warrants were issued from Hardin County and one from Grayson County.

Westbrook is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. Friday in Hardin District Court.