The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

February 27, 2014

Galena man faces charges in truck theft

Joplin police arrested a Galena, Kan., man Tuesday in alleged possession of a pickup truck that had been reported stolen in Lamar.

Micah J. Wisek, 41, was arrested after a brief foot chase from the Quik Cash business at 1102 S. Range Line Road, where he allegedly tried to cash a stolen check. Police Lt. Charla Geller said Wisek and a female companion had arrived at the business in a 2009 GMC Sierra that proved to have been stolen Monday in Lamar.

The woman later was released without any felony charge. But Wisek was charged with forgery, first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.

It’s the second time this year that Wisek has been nabbed by Joplin police in connection with a stolen vehicle. He was arrested Feb. 5 on counts of tampering and theft related to a car that was taken Jan. 18 from the parking lot of Northpark Mall and a purse that was stolen Jan. 28 from an employee of the Dollar General store at 816 E. 15th St.

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