Apr 1, 2013 11:20 AM
Frankfort Police have arrested a man who they say stole a car from a hotel employee early last week.
The incident happened on March 25 at about 9 a.m. at the Capital Plaza Hotel on Wilkinson Boulevard. An employee told police officers that as he went into the parking area he observed a white male in the process of stealing his car. Police say as the victim ran to the automobile in an attempt to prevent the theft, the suspect struck the victim with the car as he was escaping.
On Friday, officers were notified that the victim's vehicle was recovered abandoned by the Lexington Police Department. Also on that same day, Frankfort Police signed a criminal complaint in the case for Maxwell Pardi, 35, of Frankfort. An arrest warrant was then issued for Pardi for second-degree theft by unlawful taking and second-degree assault.
On Saturday, officers received information that Pardi was in the Winthrop Court Apartment complex area. Upon investigation, officers discovered Pardi sitting on the hood of a 1987 Oldsmobile that had been reported stolen in Lexington. Pardi was arrested and charged with the following:
1) Theft by Unlawful Taking (felony/auto)
2) Assault 2nd Degree
3) Receiving Stolen Property (under $10,000)
4) Illegal Possession of a Legend Drug
5) Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container.
Pardi is being held in the Franklin County Regional Jail.