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Virginia man arrested after mother found in trunk of car

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Posted at 7:35 PM, Feb 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-26 19:35:27-05

NewsChannel 3 Investigator Mike Mather has been looking into the arrest of a man who state troopers say was driving with his mother in the trunk.

Deputies and troopers in South Carolina say police were looking for a specific Cadillac and spotted it at a rest area on Interstate 95. When they questioned the driver, they found the driver's mother in the trunk.

Police identified the man as Regelio Lopez. State troopers arrested him at the rest area near Santee, South Carolina. They said he lived in Richmond and had warrants from that city, but no one from the Richmond Police Department returned our phone calls or emails asking about the case. South Carolina police said his mother was unharmed.

State police turned the case over to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office and that's where Lopez is in jail.