Alleged pickup thief in northwest Missouri caught by owner

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Amanda Burns

Amanda Burns

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office said a woman was taken into custody earlier this month after a man allegedly caught her stealing his pickup.

Sheriff Steve Cox said authorities responded to a call Jan. 17 near Highway B and BB in the northeast part of the county.

“A resident reported a pickup being stolen from their driveway and the male owner was now following his stolen pickup. The citizen stopped a female allegedly driving the stolen pickup after it stopped and held her until deputies arrived,” Cox said.

Amanda Burns, 35 of Meadville has been charged with tampering with a motor vehicle in Livingston County. Wednesday Burns was boundover to circuit court and is scheduled to appear in court on the 27th.

Cox said the Linn County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Livingston County deputies and arrested Burns. Once handcuffed, Cox said Burns allegedly found a way to remove the handcuffs while in the deputy’s vehicle. She was again handcuffed and taken to the Chillicothe Police Department for further investigation and was allegedly observed attempting to remove her handcuff while at the CPD.

Burns remains incarcerated in the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail and now has a bond set at $25,000.