Friday 26th February 2021

A 57-year-old Lexington man is facing a felony charge for allegedly stealing a vehicle on February 5.

According to a Lexington Police report, a vehicle was reported stolen from Bhardi Liquor Store on South Business 13.

It was noted the possible suspect has a brother who lives in Oak Grove, and the vehicle could be headed that direction. The suspect was identified from a photograph as Gerald David Thompson.

The vehicle later was located in the Lee’s Summit area. A short time later, Thompson was located walking along I-70. He was arrested and transported to the Lafayette County Jail.

Court documents say Thompson is charged with a Class D felony for Tampering with a Motor Vehicle in the First Degree.

Thompson pleaded not guilty during his arraignment hearing on February 17. His next hearing is scheduled to be held at 9:30 a.m. on March 3 at Lafayette County Circuit Court.