Sullivan Co. deputies follow trail of blood in snow in auto theft case

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Deputies in Sullivan County said they arrested a car theft suspect after he reportedly left a trail of blood. 

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office reports around 9:00 a.m. this morning they received a call from a woman in the 3000 block of Forest View Road regarding a break-in at her home where someone had stolen her car, a Ford Mustang.  

Investigators said, when they arrived, they found a broken window and a garage door that been “driven through.”

The victim’s car was later found in a driveway on Forest View Road, not far from the victim’s home.

The victim’s car, according to deputies, was wrecked. 

Deputies noticed a trail of blood in the snow leading from the Mustang and up to a home. 

Investigators said the suspect 41-year-old Michael Laster was not at the home. But a short time later he was found at the local hospital receiving treatment for cuts to his hand and arm. 

Laster was arrested and charged with burglary and motor vehicle theft. 

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