Two men arrested after boat theft in Newport

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NEWPORT — Police arrested two individuals following the recovery of a stolen boat early yesterday morning.

Kyle Lowe, 34, of Newport, was arrested and given a citation for operation without owner’s consent and resisting arrest.

Robert Ingram, 35, also of Newport, was arrested and given a citation for operation without owner’s consent.

At 12:04 a.m. on Tuesday, police say they responded to the East Side Restaurant on a report that two men had stolen a boat with an outboard motor from the adjoining marina.

Police spoke with a witness and located the boat in the middle of the lake.

Newport Police subsequently began coordinating with Border Patrol agents, who launched their own vessel after Lowe jumped into the water and began to swim while Ingram allegedly rowed further away.

When he reached the shore, Lowe was located underneath a gazebo and officers attempted to take him into custody.

Police sat he actively resisted through the arrest.

Ingram was taken into custody after the stolen boat was intercepted by Border Patrol agents on the lake.

Ingram was given a citation to appear in court at a later date and held overnight due to his alleged intoxication.

Lowe was cited for his alleged violations and held on three unrelated arrest warrants.

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