Arlene Bell : Faribault Woman Charged with Vehicle Theft from Murdered Man

A Faribault woman, Arlene Bell, has recently been charged in Rice County with stealing the car of a murdered man, Gary Lehmeyer. The incident took place earlier this month when Faribault police officers responded to a call on Mitchell Drive and discovered the body of the 76-year-old victim. It was later determined that he had been murdered.

Upon arrival at the victim’s home, officers noticed that his car was missing. This prompted them to alert other law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for the vehicle. Bell, aged 32, was apprehended by an Iowa state trooper later that same day and was suspected of being under the influence of narcotics. She confessed to the officer that she had taken meth a few days prior and was experiencing the effects of coming down from it.

Bell claimed that the stolen vehicle belonged to her husband, whom she identified as Lehmeyer. She stated that she was en route to Texas but also mentioned the possibility of heading to Cancun, Mexico. The trooper noted that the car showed signs of being prepared for a long journey with minimal stops.

If found guilty, Bell could face up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. The case sheds light on an unfortunate turn of events in Faribault, Minnesota, and serves as a reminder of the consequences of criminal actions. The investigation continues as authorities work to piece together the events leading up to the tragic incident.

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