Gorin man behind bars facing multiple charges

Matthew Coop, 27

A Gorin, Mo. man is behind bars facing multiple charges.

Matthew Coop, 27, was arrested by Edina police on Aug. 13 after crashing a car taken from a business in Memphis, Mo.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office says it was one of seven vehicles Coop is suspected of stealing in a spree that started back in June.

According to the sheriff's office, Coop would allegedly take the vehicles and drive them around before abandoning them in rural areas throughout northeast Missouri and southeast Iowa.

Matthew Coop is charged in Clark County with five counts of tampering-first degree and one count of no valid license. He may be facing additional charges in Scotland and Knox County as well.

Coop remains in custody at the Clark County Jail on a $35,000.00 cash only bond awaiting court appearance.

Clark County Sheriff Paul Gaudette would like to remind citizens to remove keys from vehicles and make sure to lock their doors.

Agencies involved in the investigation include the Keokuk Police Department, the Clark County Sheriffâ??s Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Kahoka Police Department, the Memphis Police Department, the Scotland County Sheriffâ??s Office, the Knox County Sheriffâ??s Office and the Edina Police Department.

(information provided by Clark County Sheriff's Office)