NORFOLK, Neb. -- Three people are in custody in connection to a northeast Nebraska car theft.

On Tuesday, the Stanton County Sheriff's Office was notified of a vehicle being stolen from a street in Woodland Park after it was left unattended, according to Sheriff Mike Unger.

An investigation into the missing vehicle revealed that the vehicle had been driven in and around the Norfolk area before being sold to a scrap yard in the area, Unger said.

36-year-old Zachary Price, of Norfolk, was arrested on charges of felony theft and was jailed pending bond. He was out of jail awaiting trial on felony drug charges in Stanton County from an arrest last month.

Two others were booked in Stanton County for their alleged involvement in the theft.

26-year-old Justin Coolidge, of Norfolk, was charged with aiding and abetting theft, criminal mischief and driving during suspension. 21-year-old Allyssa Gragg, of Norfolk, was charged with aiding and abetting theft and driving during suspension.

According to Unger, a bill of sale was falsified to complete the sale of the vehicle that had a title left inside.

The stolen vehicle was recovered before it was crushed and destroyed, Unger said.