FAIRMONT — A Rivesville woman is charged with possession of a stolen vehicle after a brief investigation by the Fairmont Police Department.

Police charged 22-year-old Courtney Tomea Coleman, of 134 Craig Run Rd., Rivesville, with felony receiving or transferring stolen goods.

According to the court papers, a Fairmont Police Department patrolman responded at approximately 6:53 p.m. Sept. 18 to West Side Market on Locust Avenue about a woman was believed to have shoplifted from the convenience store.

The patrolman was told that an officer saw Coleman in a black 2010 Ford Expedition and later stopped the vehicle on Fifth Street.

When a database check of the Ford’s registration came back under a different name, the officer asked Coleman about the vehicle. She told the officer the vehicle was her mother’s, according to the complaint states.

Police arrested Coleman on multiple charges. Moments later, the officer was notified that the vehicle had been entered into the National Crime Information Center as stolen, through the Morgantown Police Department

The officer called and confirmed the vehicle was stolen, and said Coleman was being charged with felony transferring and receiving for possessing the stolen vehicle.

Court records show Coleman is being held in the North Central Regional Jail in lieu of bail.

Eric Hrin can be reached at 304-367-2549, or ehrin@timeswv.com.

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