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Deputies find theft suspect hiding in attic

A Columbia man was arrested and charged on Monday after he allegedly sent Boone County deputies on a chase in a stolen vehicle.

Gary C. Skaggs stole a vehicle out of Columbia, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said the car’s in-vehicle safety and security system, On Star, led them to the 1100 block of Eastland Circle around 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Deputies found Skaggs hiding in an attic above the garage of a home there. Skaggs was arrested and charged with first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle and felony stealing.

Skaggs was being held in the Boone County jail on a $14,000 bond.

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