Shirley man arrested on Theft charges.
From the desk of Sheriff Scott Bradley
On May 3rd, 2016, Deputies from the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence on Silver Tree Road about a unauthorized use of a vehicle. The victim reported that 20 year old Mason Nixon of Shirley, physically took keys from them and took the vehicle without permission. The victim also reported that Nixon took a 38 caliber derringer from them. Deputies later made contact with the vehicle. Nixon was arrested and is being charged with misdemeanor unauthorized use of a vehicle, and Theft by receiving. Nixon is currently incarcerated at the Van Buren County Detention Center awaiting a first appearance.