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Man pulled over on I-84 found driving van belonging to missing person, sheriff says

he incident began Sept. 10 when a deputy spotted a blue van heading west on I-84 east of Eisenman Road going back and forth between lines and cutting off a semi truck. (Ada Sheriff)

A 25-year-old man taken into custody after being spotted driving erratically along Interstate-84 was driving a missing person's van, the Ada County Sheriff's Office says.

The incident began Sept. 10 when a deputy spotted a blue van heading west on I-84 east of Eisenman Road going back and forth between lines and cutting off a semi truck.

The deputy pulled over the van and started talking to the driver, Jeffrey Maynard, who had active arrest warrants from Texas on theft and attempted arson. The sheriff's office says when he was asked to get out of the vehicle, Maynard grabbed a can of mace that was between his legs but he then dropped the can.

But that's where the mystery of the arrest and van begins.

The sheriff's office says the van belongs to 62-year-old John Henry Cumby Jr., who's been reported missing from his Illinois home for more than a month. The van had Cumby's possessions, including his wallet, identification and other personal items.

Maynard could not explain to deputies why he was driving Cumby's van or why he had his possessions or where he might be located.

Cumby left his Rock Falls, Ill., home to go camping in the Denver area and told family he would return in early September. No one has heard from him since.

Maynard is being held in the Ada County Jail on a $500,000 bond on several charges, including providing false information to law enforcement and assault and battery of a law enforcement officer in connection with his arrest Sunday.

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