Arrest made in stolen semi truck

Posted at 7:55 PM, Mar 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-26 20:01:53-04

A man is behind bars after operating a stolen semi-truck, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

On March 23, 2017, Weight Inspectors at the Punta Gorda Weight Station notified FHP in regards to a possibly stolen semi-truck tractor.

The truck driver, Maurice Martez McKelvey, 33, presented the recently painted truck to troopers as a 1996 International Truck.

Troopers say he also presented a title listing a different VIN Number.

Troopers later identified the truck as a 2007 International Truck and notified the rightful owner.

McKelvey was arrested for grand theft.