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Cops: Mattituck man charged with felony after stealing rental car

Southampton Town police arrested a Mattituck man for stealing a car in Flanders last Wednesday.

Thomas Dougherty, 30, was found to be in possession of a 2015 Chrysler 200 around 5:25 p.m. during an investigation of a previous assault, police said.

The car was reported stolen Jan. 20 from Enterprise Rental Car, which is based in Hempstead.

Mr. Dougherty was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony.

He was previously charged with petit larceny in April after taking items from Walmart on Route 58, according to a prior Riverhead News-Review article.