On Tuesday afternoon March 14th, a Cheyenne County Sheriff spotted a car on Highway 19 that was reported stolen from Sterling. The Sheriff pulled over the Pontiac near the Cabela’s retail store in Sidney.
The driver, Preston Thompson, fled to the Hampton Inn Hotel where he exited the vehicle and was caught in a nearby parking lot and was arrested.
The Sidney PD assisted with the arrest.
The car owner’s wallet was also in the vehicle with money inside.
Preston was charged with Felony Possession of Stolen Property, Flight to Avoid arrest, and Misdemeanor Theft.