Rozell ‘Ghusto’ Woods, 22, who is engaged to Amanda ‘Savage’ Johnson, also used ‘Buy And Tow’ to facilitate theft of a vehicle recently. ‘Ghusto’ was at a house with some friends, and one of those friends allowed ‘Ghusto’ Woods to “go to the store” in his 2004 Dodge Ram truck. Woods left, never to return. Two days later he began the process of selling the vehicle for cash to ‘Buy And Tow’, and had them tow the vehicle to their lot, after removing the license plate. It was 22 days after he left to ‘go to the store’ before everyone realized what had really happened to the vehicle. It is unclear how many vehicles Woods and Johnson have sold to ‘Buy And Tow’, or how many stolen vehicles ‘Buy And Tow’ has received, but the number is at least 2, just from this engaged couple.
This victim allowed the defendant (Woods) use of his vehicle (2004 / Dodge / Ram Truck / VIN### / valued at $6,000) to “go to the store”.
Since taking the vehicle this defendant (Woods) never brought the vehicle back to the residence nor did he make arrangements to return the vehicle to the victim. This vehicle was subsequently towed by Buy & Tow (towing service) after the defendant (Woods) summoned them (Buy & Tow–Lawrence Cammon) to perform a tow. At the time of the tow the defendant had removed the license plate and he (defendant) never attempted to reclaim the vehicle. The defendant (Woods) never made any attempt to alert this victim to the whereabouts of his vehicle nor did he attempt to to return it to the victim. This victim advises that although he allowed the defendant (Woods) access to drive his vehicle–he did not give him (Woods) permission to remove the license plate or to keep his vehicle from him. Because of the defendants’ actions, this victim’s vehicle remained missing for 22 days..
This isn’t even the first or second time that ‘Ghusto’ has been arrested for stolen vehicles – his most recent arrest in August included this charge, which is how he was located:
ON 8-14-2017 AT 0124 HRS, OFFICERS RECEIVED A TIP THAT A VEHICLE INVOLVED IN A HIT AND RUN ON 8-13-2017 (SEE INCIDENT 2017-0717247) WAS PARKED IN A PARKING LOT NEAR 2312 26TH AV N. THAT VEHICLE WAS DESCRIBED AS A WHITE FORD F150 WITH A TEMP TAG OF C566726. IT WAS ALSO DESCRIBED AS HAVING A DAMAGED FRONT LEFT MIRROR, DAMAGE TO THE BACK BED OF THE TRUCK, AS WELL AS A SCREWDRIVER IN THE DRIVER’S SIDE DOOR AND BOXES OF DIAPERS IN THE BACK SEAT OF THE TRUCK.
OFFICERS LOCATED THE VEHICLE WITH THAT EXACT DESCRIPTION AND FOUND THAT IT WAS OCCUPIED BY MR. ROZELL WOODS. HE WAS SITTING IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT. AFTER SPEAKING WITH MR. WOODS AND NOTIFYING HIM THAT HE WAS BEING DETAINED TO INVESTIGATE A HIT AN RUN ACCIDENT, HE TOOK OFF ON FOOT AND RAN FROM OFFICERS.
MR. WOODS WAS APPREHENDED AND TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. AFTER RUNNING THE VIN NUMBER ON THE TRUCK, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS LISTED AS STOLEN (SEE 2017-0716908). MR. WOODS WAS READ MIRANDA AND HE UNDERSTOOD. WHEN QUESTIONED ABOUT IF HE KNEW THAT THE CAR WAS STOLEN OR THAT THE VEHICLE WAS INVOLVED IN THE HIT AND RUN, HE DENIED KNOWING ANY OF IT.
OFFICERS CONTACTED TH VICTIM OF THE HIT AND RUN AND ASKED HIM TO DESCRIBE THE TRUCK IN DETAIL ONCE MORE. HE GAVE THE EXACT SAME DESCRIPTION. WHEN ASKED TO DESCRIBE THE DRIVER OF THE HIT AND RUN VEHICLE, THE VICTIM DESCRIBED THE DRIVER AS A MALE BLACK IN HIS EARLY 20’S WITH SHOULDER LENGTH DREADS, A DARK SKIN COMPLEXION, SOME FACIAL HAIR, AND A DARK SHIRT. MR. WOODS ALSO HAD THE KEY TO THE TRUCK IN HIS POSSESSION.THE VICTIM WAS ABLE TO DESCRIBE THE SUSPECT IN SUCH DETAIL BECAUSE HE ACTUALLY SPOKE WITH THE SUSPECT BEFORE THE SUSPECT FLED FROM THE SCENE.
AFTER RUNNING MR. WOODS THROUGH MNPD ARMS, IT WAS ALSO DISCOVERED THAT HE HAD SEVERAL OUTSTANDING WARRANTS (LISTED ABOVE). THEY WERE VERIFIED AND HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.
Woods is currently in jail on multiple charges, including probation violations, outstanding warrants, and new charges, currently without bond. The above case has been bound over to the grand jury.
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