Suspected truck thief in custody

John Shea

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday that a Granite City man wanted in connection with the recent theft of a pickup truck near Valmeyer is now in custody.

Police were searching for 29-year-old John M. Shea after charges of unlawful possession of a stolen or converted vehicle were issued.

Shortly before 9 p.m. on May 26, deputies responded to 1452 State Route 156 for the report of a stolen 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck.

“Due to the great work by the responding deputies and the St. Peters (Mo.) Police Department, the vehicle was recovered a short time later in St. Peters, Mo.,” Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing said.

Bond for Shea is set at $50,000.

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