Man lodged for grand theft of motor vehicle

Joseph David


David A. Joseph, 32, of Lakeview, was charged Monday with grand theft of a motor vehicle. 

Deputies were dispatched about 1:35 p.m. Monday to the Winner’s North Lakeview Market, 13840 State Route 235, Lakeview, on a report of a stolen two-door black Honda Accord. The caller, Brian Schwartzof Conover, said he had parked his vehicle at the gas station, and Joseph reportedly had been riding with him as a passenger. 

Schwartz said he went inside the building to make a purchase, and Joseph reportedly left the premises without his permission. 

Deputies located the vehicle a short time later in the area of Blue Jacket Path and Oneida Path. Joseph said a friend had approached him at the gas station and had requested assistance with jump starting a vehicle at this location. 

He was placed under arrest and transported to the Logan County Jail. The defendant eventually changed his story, telling deputies that he had borrowed the vehicle so that he could purchase marijuana.