James Manning was arrested for stealing a 2001 Mitsubishi from a Redding auto dealership and taking it to the Tuolumne County Courthouse.
Sonora police were able to locate the car, which had a different set of license plates on it, after using a GPS tracking device.
Manning’s wife, 45-year-old Teresa Castillo, was spotted at the car and told officers that her 49-year-old husband had bought it earlier in the day for $200.
Castillo and Manning were booked on felony charges of possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance after police discovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.
Manning was appearing in court on a possession of a controlled substance charge.
[The Modesto Bee]