A city teen faces charges after being pulled over in his grandmother's stolen car, according to police.
Knowledge Dante Frierson, 19, of 419 Locust St., faces felony charges of theft and receiving stolen property.
A Montoursville police officer was travelling west down Interstate 80, on Aug. 17, when he noticed a vehicle with an expired registration. After calling the car's information into county control, the officer learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen by Cora Robinson on March 17.
According to court records, when Robinson first reported that her vehicle had been stolen, she suspected that it may have been taken by her grandson, Frierson.
Frierson had subsequently been questioned by police, but stated that he did not know where his grandmother's vehicle was, and had not seen it in some time.
The officer stopped the car, which was being driven by Frierson, according to the affidavit.
Frierson told police that the car had been given to him by his grandmother, as a graduation present. He explained that he had the car with the permission of his mother, according to the affidavit.
He went on to explain that he had called his grandmother on Aug. 5 to thank her for the car and that "she replied that he needed to be careful and not get into any accidents," according to court records.
When questioned by police, Robinson denied that this conversation ever took place, according to the affidavit.
In court records, police noted that Robinson had received a payout from her insurance company, in reference to the stolen car, on April 11.
Frierson was arraigned before District Judge Gary Whiteman on Aug. 17. He remains incarcerated in lieu of $15,000 bail.