Police make felony stop for stolen vehicle minutes after couple reported fighting

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Carolyn Annette Mayberry from Missouri was arrested in Cedar City Friday, Cedar City, Utah, March 3, 2017 | Photo courtesy of Iron County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY – A Missouri couple was arrested Friday night for a stolen vehicle just minutes after witnesses reported the two fighting at a local truck stop in Cedar City.

Charles Waylon Nelson and Carolyn Annette Mayberry were both arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, a second-degree felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor by Cedar City Police. The couple was transported to the Iron County Correctional Facility.

Police responded to a call at Love’s Truck Stop at around 5:45 p.m. on reports of a couple having a physical altercation, Sgt. Jerry Womack said.

But the man and woman drove away before police arrived on scene.

“There were witnesses who saw him hitting her as they were driving off,” Womack said.

Charles Waylon Nelson from Missouri was arrested Friday for possession of a stolen vehicle,, Cedar City, Utah, March 3, 2017 | Photo courtesy of Iron County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News / Cedar City News

Just five minutes later several police officers rolled up on the vehicle that by then was southbound on Interstate 15. When authorities ran the plates the vehicle came back as stolen, Womack said.

Police pulled the vehicle over at around mile marker 61 conducting a felony stop with guns drawn, Womack said.

The vehicle was reported stolen from the couple’s home state, Womack said.

No further details were available at the time of publication.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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  • ladybugavenger March 4, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    She probably said something about his haircut and he got mad and hit her. #tweekers

  • Kimi March 4, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Real winners. They look like typical trump voters.

    • ladybugavenger March 5, 2017 at 5:26 am

      Really? Lol. I’d say they look like people who are too busy doing meth to get out there and vote. ?

    • .... March 5, 2017 at 7:04 am

      Wow you’re really amazing Klml you know what Trump voters look like ! I’m impressed that’s absolutely incredible. You should be on TV and have your own show. They should call it . Another Stupid Moment starring you

      • Real Life March 5, 2017 at 6:09 pm

        7:04am WAY past your bedtime.

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