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Man charged with car theft, OWI

Waupaca County deputies have arrested an Indiana man three times in a month.

Charles J. Myers, 29, is charged with taking a vehicle without consent, a second drunken driving offense, two counts of misdemeanor theft, misdemeanor bail jumping, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Sept. 3, Waupaca County Deputy Brittany Mathewson responded to a reported accident on State Highway 22 south of Holmnlane Road in Dayton.

She found a car in the ditch and Myers standing next to the car.

According to the criminal complaint, he claimed he had only one beer that night. However, a blood test indicated he had a .198 blood-alcohol content, more than twice the legal limit.

Due to a prior OWI in Indiana, Myers was charged with a second OWI on Sept. 4. He was released from custody after posting a $1,000 cash bond.

On Oct. 3, the owners of a town of Dayton business reported that an employee, identified as Myers, stole a Ford Excursion from them.

Myers allegedly had been drinking and was intoxicated when he attempted to leave earlier that evening.

They took the keys away because his OWI from a month earlier had been in one of the company’s vehicles and they didn’t want that to happen again.

While the owners were at the grocery store, their 12-year-old son texted them, indicating that Myers found the keys and drove away.

On Oct. 4, Deputy Bill Zeamer and other officers were dispatched to Stratton Lake Road in Dayton.

They met with three hunters who had returned to their parked vehicles and discovered open doors and missing items.

They also found a man, identified as Myers, passed out in one of the cars.

Zeamer woke up the man, who had a glass pipe on his lap. There was marijuana resin in the pipe, the complaint says.

When Zeamer conducted a pat down search, he reported finding a plastic bag with marijuana. He also found a plastic bag with screws and hinges and a large wad of cash that one of the hunters said was missing from his vehicle.

After arresting Myers, deputies were able to locate the missing Ford Excursion stuck in a farm field.

As of Oct. 11, Myers remains in custody on a $2,500 cash bond.

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