Area man charged with motor vehicle theft

Franklin. Samuel Courtright, III is alleged to have taken a vehicle without permission from his mother's boyfriend and was stopped after a motor vehicle pursuit in Virginia. He was charged with motor vehicle theft in Franklin and eluding in Virginia.

26 Feb 2020 | 11:49

An area man is facing charges after Franklin police were dispatched to a possible motor vehicle theft from the municipal parking lot at 6 p.m. on Feb. 20.

Samuel Courtright, III, was charged on Feb. 22 after a vehicle pursuit in Virginia with several eluding charges, and was charged with motor vehicle theft in Franklin.

The vehicle owner reported that his Courtright, his girlfriend’s son, does not live with them and entered their apartment to remove the vehicle's keys. Mr. Courtright was then alleged to have left the area in the vehicle without their permission and or knowledge. The complainant further reported that Courtright’s driving privileges were suspended.

On Feb. 22, 2020 the vehicle was involved in a pursuit while in Virginia and was ultimately stopped by the Virginia State Police. Courtright, who was taken into custody and is being held in Virginia on several eluding offenses, was subsequently charged by the Franklin Borough Police Department with theft of a motor vehicle. Courtright was also found to have an active warrant from the Sussex County Superior Court.