- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 2, 2019

CHRISTIANBURG, Va. (AP) - A man accused of stealing a police car after his arrest on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle and drunken driving has been located and taken back into custody.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says 26-year-old Cody Ryan Drain was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Wythe County in southwest Virginia.

Authorities say Drain was initially arrested early Sunday after a deputy saw him driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen. But police say Drain partially removed his restraints, made his way into the driver’s seat and drove off after a deputy took him to a magistrate’s office in Christiansburg.

The deputy’s vehicle was located a few hours later but Drain was nowhere to be found.

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