Benjamin Alex Justin Snell

Benjamin Alex Justin Snell

A 19-year-old man is accused of repainting a car and selling it for parts in order to avoid having it repossessed in Helena. 

Benjamin Alex Justin Snell of Bozeman is accused of theft, a felony.

On Nov. 21, 2017, officers responded to a call about a missing vehicle. The caller, Snell, said he had left the vehicle in a Helena parking lot to be repossessed by a company, but that the vehicle went missing before the tow truck appeared.

An officer spoke with a repossesser who said they had been unable to find the vehicle and that a GPS unit used to track the vehicle had been removed.

The officer then learned that the vehicle had allegedly been repainted by Snell and taken to a salvage shop, where it was still sitting.

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Snell was taken into custody at the Lewis and Clark County Detention Center. 

All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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