Update: Jeep Thief Arrested

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Deputies have arrested a teen accused to trying to steal a jeep and say he confessed to doing it.

Derek Nash is facing felony charges of first degree burglary, auto theft, and criminal mischief.

According to an arrest affidavit, the 19-year-old only vaguely remembers trying to steal the jeep and crashing it. Deputies say Nash had been at a party and when he couldn't find a ride home, he tried to steal a jeep from a nearby garage.

When Nash saw the owner of the car walk out into the garage, he slammed on the gas, hit another jeep in the driveway, crashed into a tree and rolled the jeep.

Deputies say they were able to track Nash using a hat he left at the crime scene. They also found his cell phone.

He is being held at the Mesa County Jail on a $10,000 bond.


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