**UPDATE #1**

Ryan MaxeyThe primary suspect in last weekend’s car thefts was taken into custody last night, and charged with three counts of grand theft auto.

Ryan Maxey, DOB 1/22/99, was booked into the Lee County Jail around 7:30 p.m. on June 9.  In addition to the car thefts, Maxey was also charged with dealing in stolen property, after he sold stolen items out of his car at the Gulf Coast Town Center in south Lee County.  The second suspect in the auto theft cases has not yet been arrested.

Note:  Maxey’s booking photo from last night is attached to this release.

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