Group Drove in Stolen Pickup to Smoke Meth

SCHUYLER – A Columbus man is facing two felonies for driving two stolen vehicles, after telling police he was going to drive around and smoke meth.

Javier Borges-Valdes, 19, is facing two class 2A felonies for driving separate stolen vehicles on the same night, says court records. Borges-Valdes is being arraigned on the charges in Colfax County District Court Wednesday afternoon at 1:02 p.m.

An arrest affidavit says Schuyler PD received a call the night of June 6th, that a man was messing with a vehicle, and then later received a report that a 2016 Ford Fusion had been stolen. Near the location where the Fusion was taken, SPD also located a 1999 Dodge Ram Pickup that was stolen out of Grand Island, says the affidavit.

Men searched the area, when they located the Fusion and found Borges-Valdes lying in the grass next to the car, says the affidavit.

Borges-Valdes had a warrant out of Platte County and a suspended license when he was located, says court records.

Borges-Valdes told police that he and two friends were in Columbus when they decided to drive around in the pickup and smoke meth, before eventually getting the truck stuck in Schuyler, stated SPD in the affidavit.

Borges then reportedly told police that they split up, and he attempted to take another truck, before finding the Ford Fusion, says the affidavit.

Each class 2A felony charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

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