A Fairfield man has been charged with felony grand theft for allegedly stealing a car from his former girlfriend.
David F. Harrison, 46, was arrested by Ketchum police on April 23 and formally charged with the crime Monday in Blaine County Magistrate Court. He is currently free on $7,500 bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 4.
A probable-cause affidavit filed by Ketchum police Sgt. Dave Kassner states that the woman reported the vehicle, a maroon 1995 Honda Passport, missing from her home at Four Seasons Way on March 13. Kassner wrote that the woman was in Boise looking for a new vehicle on April 16 when she spotted the Honda Passport in a used car lot.
She contacted Boise police, Kassner wrote, and a joint investigation was started, leading to the charge being filed against Harrison.
Kassner wrote in the affidavit that Harrison told investigators that the woman had given him the car as payment for a debt. Kassner reported that the vehicle title listed Harrison as the owner, but that the signature of the seller on the title did not match the woman's way of signing her name.
Harrison told the Idaho Mountain Express on Wednesday that he is innocent of the charge.
"There are a lot more details to this case than what was reported, and when the truth comes out I expect to be exonerated," Harrison said. "I'm a 22-year resident of this area and people know I'm not a car thief."
Terry Smith: email@example.com