Gainesville woman arrested for driving car stolen from Indiana
BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – April Marie Curington, 34, was arrested early this morning and charged with grand theft of a vehicle and driving without a valid license after a car stolen from Indiana was pulled over on Windmeadows Boulevard.
At about 12:38 a.m. this morning, a Gainesville Police Department officer pulled over a 2003 Volkswagen that had been reported stolen from Indiana on February 8, 2023. The officer detained Curington, who was driving the car, and two passengers.
Post Miranda, Curington reportedly said she picked up the car from a friend in Sharonville, Ohio, on December 15, 2022, and that the friend let her keep the car in exchange for sex. She said she didn’t know the car was stolen and that her friend had received the car from someone else in December. The two passengers also said they did not know the car was stolen, and they were not charged.
Curington’s driver’s license has been suspended or revoked eight times, and it was canceled in 2021. Curington has two felony convictions and currently has three active warrants in Georgia and Tennessee. She has reportedly been in Alachua County for four months. Judge “Buck” Curtin set bail at $20,000.
Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
WTF a VW lasts 20 years? We need to know the exact model and drivetrain.
Thank you Judge Buck, too.
The report says it’s a 2003 Volkswagen Soul, which makes absolutely no sense.
Hey Jeff. That’s my car. You wouldn’t believe what I gave for it. Had it for almost 5 years. Working on getting it back to Indiana asap.
she says she didnt know it was stolen… she knew full well it was stolen since she was trying to scam my fiance’s mother on top of receiving a stolen vehicle.
I’m so glad to see we have at least one Judge who will set appropriate bail, Green would have packed her a lunch and let her go ROR.