On February 20th, Sheriffs investigators made contact with Dechow. He stated he had arranged, through a third party, to borrow the vehicle to drive to Monee, Illinois. He provided information as to the identity of the person, who allegedly loaned the vehicle to him, and where she lived. Investigators learned the woman had not seen Dechow in several weeks, she does not reside at the location he specified, and she had no knowledge of any vehicle or arrangements to borrow any vehicle.
An arrest warrant was obtained for Dechow. He was arrested Monday afternoon on felony theft charges. At the time of his arrest, a small amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was found on his person.
He was booked into the detention center on felony charges of theft of property, possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He is scheduled to make an appearance in Baxter County Circuit Court.
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