SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Police arrested a man suspected of stealing a semi in Scott County after finding him asleep inside the vehicle.
Around 7:30 Thursday morning, a man flagged down a Scott County Sheriff's Deputy to report that someone stole his semi. The owner says he left it in a parking lot overnight next to Clayton Mobile homes. The owner also says he locked the doors and had the keys.
The deputy called in the report to Georgetown Police. While police were in route to talk with the owner of the truck, a deputy had found the vehicle stuck in an embankment near the parking lot of the American Legion Post which is about a half a mile down the road.
When deputies spotted the semi, they didn't expect to find anyone inside, but they say Ronald Dingess was asleep inside. Deputies took him into custody at the scene.
At first, deputies say Dingess gave them conflicting stories. Eventually, they say he told them he thought he get onto Interstate 75 by driving behind a shop on Connector Road. As he made his attempt, deputies say Dingess drove the truck into an embankment and got stuck.
Georgetown Police charged Dingess with receiving stolen property. Police believe he may have started the truck with a screwdriver.