Bloomfield man arrested for gas station car theft

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A man accused of stealing a car from a Walmart gas station earlier this month faces robbery and endangerment charges after being arrested in Louisville.

According to a criminal complaint warrant from the Bardstown Police Department, Vance Christian Williams, 26, is accused of getting into the driver’s seat of a car at the gas pumps Jan. 8. The vehicle’s driver had reportedly given Williams a ride that morning. The man attempted to stop Williams from taking the car, but ended up on the hood of the vehicle.

According to the complaint, Williams began driving across Highway 245 into the Lowe’s parking lot while the victim still clung to the vehicle. The man was eventually thrown from the hood, injuring his leg.

Williams was arrested a few days later in Louisville and a transport order was filed Tuesday to have him returned to Nelson County for arraignment. Williams is charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree wanton endangerment.

According to a Kentucky Court of Justice Report, Williams has a minor criminal history in both Jefferson and Nelson Counties, including trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and traffic violations.