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Two People Arrested in Douglas County for Stealing Trucks in Springfield

A man from Springfield and a woman from Branson are in custody in Douglas County for allegedly stealing trucks.

Investigators say 43-year-old Nathan Rogers and 48-year-old Arneelia Cox stole a U-Haul truck, as well as a Chevy pickup on November 23.

Both trucks were eventually located in the Goodhope area November 27, along with stolen tools and a handgun that was also reported stolen.

Deputies later found syringes inside the vehicles that turned up positive for meth during a field test.

Prosecutors say Rogers and Cox have nearly 40 criminal convictions between the two of them.

Both suspects are charged with:

  • Two counts of vehicle theft
  • Stealing $750 or more
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Rogers is facing an additional charge of stealing a firearm.