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32 year old woman charged with stealing murdered man’s vehicle in Faribault

Carson Thorstenson
Graphic explains heinous crime committed by 32 year old Fairbault woman. AI image from Canva

Gary Lehmeyer, 76, was found dead in his Faribault home on Monday afternoon, and police determined it to be a murder. However there was something strange that authorities noticed when they arrived at his house, they noticed his car was missing. 

Then they let other law enforcement agencies to look out for Lehmeyer’s car. An Iowa state trooper pulled over a woman who was suspected for use of narcotics, but also was driving a vehicle that matched the description of Lehmeyer’s car.

Arlene Theresa Bell, 32, admitted to the trooper that she took meth two days prior and was just coming down from it. She also said that the vehicle was her husband’s, who she said was Lehmeyer.

Her car was also packed full and when the officer questioned her about it, she said she was headed to Texas, but also was planning on making her way to Cancun, Mexico.

Saying that ‘this was not a random crime,’ police also note that Bell and Lehmeyer ‘were engaged in a legally qualifying domestic relationship at the time of his death.’

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If Bell is convicted, she may face up to five years in prison, and potentially a $10,000 fine.

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Carson Thorstenson, Journalist
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