A Pleasant Plains woman has been charged in Independence County Circuit court for theft of property, a class D felony. On Oct. 16, court records show deputies were dispatched to a report of a stolen 2007 white Chevrolet Colorado truck that was last seen several days earlier in front of A-1 Truss.
The following day deputies were dispatched to 30 Songbird Rd. in Pleasant Plains to investigate a vehicle that matched the description of the one reported stolen. The front driver fender had been spray painted black, the fender flares spray painted chrome and the grill spray painted to make it look different. The owner of the vehicle identified it, and the truck was returned.
While on the scene, witnesses reported the residence where the truck was found belonged to Teresa Kay Moody.
On Oct. 26, authorities stopped a vehicle in Southside in which Moody was a passenger. At the stop, Moody voluntarily asked to give a statement in regards to the stolen vehicle. Moody told authorities that she had been dumped off on the side of the road while being taken to work in Desha. While walking, Moody said she became exhausted and was in major pain near A-1 Truss. Her statement said that she then entered the parking lot, found the Chevy Colorado unlocked with the keys in the ignition, and took it home rather than waiting until she could obtain a ride. She then took officers to her home and recovered the vehicle keys and other belongings that were in the vehicle at the time of the theft.