FARMINGTON — A man who walked away from a work release program and stole a truck in Cache County last week was arrested Monday in Davis County.

Joshua Michael Aders was arrested by Adult Probation and Parole agents in Farmington on Monday and was booked into the Davis County Jail just after 9 p.m., according to jail booking records.

Aders was working at the American West Heritage Center Farm in Wellsville in the morning of Thursday, Jan. 17, as part of a work release program, according to a press release from the Cache County Sheriff’s Office.

Around 11:45 a.m., Aders reportedly stole a pickup truck and drove away.

In an email sent Tuesday morning, Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen said Aders had been arrested in Davis County Monday night. The pickup Aders reportedly stole was found in an alley by officers with the Salt Lake City Police Department, according to Jensen, and the pickup will be returned to the American West Heritage Center.

As of Tuesday morning, Aders was still in the custody of the Davis County Jail. It was not immediately clear when Aders would be taken back to the Cache County Jail.

Aders was serving a sentence at the Cache County Jail on convictions of theft, fraud, failure to appear warrants and drug-related crimes.

Jacob Scholl is the Cops and Courts Reporter for the Standard-Examiner. Email him at and follow him on Twitter at @Jacob_Scholl.

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