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Ossian man faces auto theft charges

BY HEATHER COX and Andrew Maciejewski - hcox@h-ponline.com/amaciejewski@h-ponline.com

Huntington Police arrested an Ossian man last Thursday, July 5, in connection with an auto theft that took place in March of 2018, according to police records.

Devon Delbert Nevil, 19, is facing one Level 6 Felony Charge of auto theft, after a warrant was issued on June 26, according to Huntington Superior Court records. Nevil is currently in custody at the Huntington County Jail, as of deadline.

On March 7, 2018, Michael Frame found that a vehicle was missing from his residence after his wife had parked it in the driveway the night before.

After checking with their family to see if anyone had taken the vehicle, the Frames discovered it had been stolen when both keys to the car were located, so they reported it to police, according to police reports.

Later that month, on March 18, as the Frames’ children were leaving a sporting event at Huntington North High School, reports said they discovered the stolen vehicle in the parking lot while leaving the game.

Police confirmed that it was the stolen vehicle and took DNA samples of the steering wheel and gearshift lever, and the incident was captured by the HNHS parking lot surveillance, according to police reports.

Police were able to identify Nevil from the video, and the reports say the video showed Nevil pulling into HNHS and exiting the vehicle.

When police showed Nevil an image of a subject walking into the high school, Nevil allegedly confirmed that he was the subject in the photograph. When police showed Nevil the video footage, Nevil said he wished to consult an attorney.

Nevil appeared in court on July 6, and at this time, no further information is available.

Bond is set at $9,000, with a 10 percent cash modifier. 

Nevil is scheduled to appear in court on August 28 at 8:30 p.m.