Man jailed after stealing vehicle from auto repair shop in Dunnellon

A 44-yr-previous Silver Springs man was arrested after he stole a vehicle that was parked outdoors an vehicle fix shop in Dunnellon.

On Monday, June 6, a male sufferer contacted the Marion County Sheriff’s Business and recommended that his auto might have been stolen from an vehicle mend store on S Freeway 41. He said that he delivered his car to the incident location on Sunday, June 5, and he placed the vehicle’s crucial in the mail slot that was on the door.

The victim’s partner drove by the vehicle shop on Monday and discovered that the victim’s automobile was no extended parked there. When the victim known as the restore shop, an staff told the victim that there was no document of his motor vehicle being dropped off.

According to the MCSO report, at somewhere around 7:35 p.m. on Monday, the victim’s vehicle was noticed in the spot of Baseline Street and NE 7th Street. An MCSO deputy and a K-9 associate located the automobile touring westbound on W Freeway 40.

A felony targeted traffic end was performed around the 3900 block of W Freeway 40, and the driver was determined as Michael Wayne Collison. A female passenger was also within the auto, and both occupants were being detained.

Michael Wayne Collison
Michael Wayne Collison

Collison was transported to the MCSO north district business office and he agreed to talk with a deputy. He suggested that he gained a journey to the location of Lake Tropicana on Sunday, and he frequented a female friend’s home. Immediately after leaving the home, he stated that he was strolling when he discovered the automobile fix store.

Collison recommended that he approached the organization and saw a lanyard sticking out from the door’s slot. He took the essential, bought within the victim’s auto, and drove to the nearby forest. He claimed that he attempted to return the motor vehicle on Monday morning, but he drove past the organization when he observed that employees ended up previously there.

In accordance to Collison, he satisfied the feminine passenger at a community gasoline station and asked for her to head within the convenience shop to pay for fuel because he did not want to be captured on the store’s surveillance footage. After the passenger paid out for fuel, she entered the car or truck, and they ended up heading back to Dunnellon when the deputy pulled them over. He added that the passenger was not included in the theft of the motor vehicle.

Collison was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail where by he is now getting held on $5,000 bond. He is struggling with a felony charge for grand theft of a motor motor vehicle.

A courtroom day has been scheduled on Tuesday, July 12 at 9 a.m., in accordance to jail records.