BUCKHANNON — A French Creek woman who was allegedly driving a stolen car was arrested for receiving or transferring stolen property, a felony.
Amanda Bachman, 33, of French Creek, was arrested July 23 after investigating officer Deputy Seth Cutright was notified that a stolen vehicle was headed towards Upshur County, according to the criminal complaint from the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s office.
Trooper First Class VJ Pyles initially passed the Chevy Equinox on Route 33. While looking for the vehicle, Cutright asked for assistance from Buckhannon police officer PFC Marshall O’Connor.
O’Connor located the Equinox on Brushy Fork Road, and Cutright asked the city officer to make a traffic stop on Spruce Fork Road, according to the complaint.
The vehicle was stolen from 96 Range Rd. in Webster County in early July. Bachman allegedly possessed and drove the vehicle while knowing it was stolen.
Magistrate Kay Hurst set bond at $50,000 cash. If convicted, Bachman will face at least one year in prison and a fine not to exceed $2,500.