A 36-year-old man was arrested after a Marion County Sheriff’s Office sergeant spotted a vehicle on SW Highway 484 that had been reported stolen out of Arkansas.
On Thursday, the sergeant became aware of a possible stolen vehicle in the area. A law enforcement surveillance alert indicated that a stolen gray Mitsubishi Galant with an Arkansas license plate was heading westbound on Highway 484 from I-75.
The sergeant was traveling westbound on SW Highway 484 when a gray Mitsubishi Galant was observed. A check of the license plate confirmed that it was the stolen vehicle from the surveillance alert.
A traffic stop was conducted behind the McDonald’s located at 2095 SW Highway 484 in Ocala.
According to the MCSO report, the sergeant observed Kyle Wayne Miller behind the steering wheel and a female was in the front passenger seat.
An MCSO corporal arrived on scene and took over the investigation. The corporal spoke with the female passenger who denied any knowledge that the vehicle was stolen. She stated that Miller had purchased the vehicle from a man named “Ray.”
Miller told the corporal that he paid “Ray” for the vehicle, but he admitted that he did not pay the full amount. He stated that he gave “Ray” a partial payment of $200, but he still owed another $300 for the vehicle.
According to Miller, he gave “Ray” the $200 at an Arkansas gas station, and the female passenger told him to get in the driver’s seat of the vehicle and “go, go, go.” He told the corporal that he drove away and left “Ray” at the gas station.
Miller also informed the corporal that he was planning on traveling to Tampa to sell the vehicle to a “Ramie” and “Kelby” for $800.
Miller was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail where he is currently being held on $7,000 bond. He is facing felony charges for grand theft of a motor vehicle and dealing in stolen property.
A court date has not been scheduled yet, according to jail records.