BENTON -- A former police officer for the cities of Chaffee and Jackson has posted bond after turning himself in on a felony stealing charge Friday.
David Rubel, 37, of Chaffee, turned himself in at the Chaffee Police Department and posted a $15,000 bond, according to a press release from the Scott County Sheriff's Department.
The case involved a female Scott County inmate who was being held at the Chaffee City Jail while Rubel was working as a police officer there, Sheriff Rick Walter said.
On March 8, Rubel and Nicole L. Beaulieu, 28, of Minnesota conspired to steal a 1990 GMC vehicle from an impound lot in Sikeston, according to Walter.
Beaulieu and another person were reportedly riding in the vehicle, which belonged to a third party in Minnesota, when they were stopped in February by Miner Police and arrested for possession of controlled substances.
Rubel and Beaulieu allegedly went to the impound yard where Rubel then identified himself as a Jackson police officer and vouched for Beaulieu's ownership of the vehicle, paid a discounted amount for the towing and storage fees owed against the vehicle, and left the premises with it.
Investigators with the Scott County Sheriff's Department were notified and, after an investigation, applied for warrants through Scott County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Boyd for both Rubel and Beaulieu.
Beaulieu remains in custody in lieu of a $15,000 bond.