Man with child steals vehicle, crashes

Information is still scarce regarding an incident that occurred in Gillette this afternoon involving a stolen vehicle and a 5-year-old child. According to sources, a possibly intoxicated man with a child stole a pick-up truck this afternoon. The child was reportedly in the man's lap. For a time the truck was unaccounted for and neighboring counties were alerted, including Sheridan. Soon after, the truck was found crashed in a ditch. Police quickly arrived and apprehended the suspect. The man and the child were both uninjured. The child was not abducted, but rather belonged to the suspected, GPD spokesman Geno Palazzari said. The incident came to an end at about 1:50 p.m. The man's identity and where exactly the theft, and then the crash, occurred is not readily available. More information will be provided when possible. #county17 #dally #news