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UPDATE: Teenager Takes Responsibilty for SUV in River

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UPDATE 6/6/2014 10:40 AM

It's been two months since an SUV mysteriously ended up in the Ohio River.

Now a teenager takes responsibility.

19-year-old Caleb Davis turned himself in Wednesday.

He's charged with felony destruction of property.

He was released on a $10,000 bond.

Police say Davis helped destroy the SUV that ended up in the river near Point Pleasant in April.

But another juvenile maybe charged for actually stealing the car.


UPDATE 4/18/2014 10:45 AM

Thursday afternoon crews pulled an SUV from the Ohio River in Point Pleasant.

Thanks to sonar, dive teams located the white SUV a barge operator reported seeing go into the river early Tuesday morning.

Snow, cold temperatures and a strong current called the search off Tuesday.

A cable broke during the first attempt to retrieve the SUV.

According to the Point Pleasant Police Department the SUV was stolen from a Point Pleasant home.

There are three suspects and no arrests.

Officials think one suspect put a rock on the accelerator to get it down a rocky embankment into the river.


Emergency crews are searching for an SUV in the Ohio River near Point Pleasant.

A barge operator reported seeing an SUV going into the river early Tuesday morning.

Since then, crews have been looking.

Tuesday afternoon, a large mass was found in the river near the spot where the barge operator reported seeing the vehicle.

Divers are being brought in from Jackson County to go down in the water.

No word on whether anyone is inside the vehicle.


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