Auburn police arrest 2 suspects for auto theft

Auburn police arrest 2 suspects for auto theft
(Souce: Auburn Police Division)
(Souce: Auburn Police Division)

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - On Thursday, March 24, 2017, the Auburn Police Division arrested Patrick William Bentley, age 28 and Rodney James Vite, age 24, both from Auburn on numerous warrants.

They were both charged with two counts of unlawful breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, two counts of theft of property fourth degree and one count of theft of property first degree (auto theft).

Vite was also arrested on additional warrants charging him with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana second degree.

At about 12:35 p.m. Auburn Police received a call in reference to a possible auto theft in progress at a residence in the 100 block of Cedar Crest Circle.

Responding officers were given the description of two white males attempting to take a 2006 GMC Yukon.

Officers located Vite and Brantley, who matched the descriptions and were in the immediate vicinity of the stolen vehicle, and took them into custody.

Further investigation determined that they were also responsible for illegally entering two other vehicles in the area earlier, a 2011 Nissan Xterra and a 2009 Honda Accord.

Sunglasses and electronics valued over a 100 dollars were taken from those vehicles.

Both suspects were taken into custody and later taken to the Lee County Jail.

Vite will be eligible for a $15,500 bond, while Brantley is being held on a $13,000 bond.

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