Wasilla man arrested after being found sleeping in the back of a stolen truck

Published: Mar. 29, 2018 at 7:19 AM AKDT
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One Valley resident with a stolen vehicle report got their car back, but it wasn't abandoned, authorities say. Instead, a man with an arrest warrant was found sleeping in the back.

The vehicle was first reported as stolen earlier this week from a home in Palmdale Drive in Wasilla. Like many stolen vehicles, it disappeared overnight. It was reported as missing on March 26, a gray GMC Denali Yukon.

According to the Alaska State Trooper report, it didn't take long before it was located. The following day, on March 27, the car was spotted at a residence off of Alvin's Alley.

Asleep in the back of the truck, troopers say, was Cody Killebrew, 28, of Wasilla. According to troopers, he had a warrant arrest for violating parole, dating back to a burglary and theft charge.

Killebrew was arrested for the warrant, and the vehicle was returned to its owner.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated with the correct spelling of Killebrew's last name after it was initially misspelled in the Trooper dispatch.