Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Betsy Sundermann said John Spinnie, 42, allegedly stole a Chevrolet Uplander so he could drive to his 9 a.m. Tuesday arraignment at the Hamilton County Justice Center on charges of stealing $1,800 worth of jewelry, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Wednesday.
Sundermann said Spinnie was pulled over by a Cincinnati police officer before he reached the courthouse and was arrested on a charge of receiving stolen property. The suspect claimed an unknown man had allowed him to use the car for a $10 fee.
Spinnie was arraigned on both charges Wednesday by Hamilton County Municipal Judge Fanon Rucker. His bail was set at $5,000.