Law enforcement got a report of a rollover accident on Big Creek Road Tuesday afternoon. Upon arrival they found a vehicle that had just earlier been reported stolen. They found it having rolled over on the gravel road between the two Big Creek Reservoirs.
Newport Police learned from the victim who they should be looking for – and they found him. Joe Dunmire. He was cuffed and taken to the county jail where they booked him for unlawful use of a vehicle and menacing.
Newport Police say the incident began with an argument between Dunmire and his girlfriend at her workplace. Police say he threatened her if she didn’t give him the keys to her car. She relented. The next thing to happen is report coming in that a Chevy had rolled on upper Big Creek Road. Dunmire was later located at a Newport residence on Third Street and was arrested for car theft and menacing.