Pettis County Deputies located a stolen vehicle with a stolen license plate in the area of the 1800 block of East 12th Street last Monday morning.

A black 2018 Chevrolet Silverado was known to be stolen, and the vehicle’s license plate was entered into MULES as stolen. Deputies approached the vehicle, and observed a white male in the “triangle” of the door and cab.

During a search of the vehicle, two catalytic converters, and a glass pipe believed to be used for methamphetamine were located.

Shane Steven Ruth, 35, of Sedalia, was arrested for Tampering With a Motor Vehicle in the 2nd Degree and Stealing. Ruth was placed on a 24-hour hold, then later issued a cash or surety bond of $7500.

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