Man arrested after taking vehicle without permission

A Nashville man has been charged with two misdemeanors after police say he took a vehicle without permission May 27.

Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Drake responded to a report of verbal domestic trouble at a home in the 400 block of Hoover Road. Drake reported being familiar with the address because Deputy Andrew Eggebrecht had taken a report there from a woman whose boyfriend had taken her car without her permission.

The same woman had called 911 again to report he had returned, was “highly intoxicated” and being verbally abusive, the report said.

Drake met Jason Newsome, 40, in the driveway. He told Drake that he had been home all evening and had not been driving. However, Drake reported Eggebrecht had been at the same home 45 minutes earlier and Newsome and the vehicle were not there.

Newsome said he was sorry for lying and said he was not home because he had taken the car to Columbus to see a friend.

While placing Newsome under arrest, Drake reported finding a one-hitter used for smoking marijuana in his pocket.

The owner of the car reported no damage to the vehicle.

On June 10, Newsome was charged with unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle, a Class B misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor.