Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter says a Chaffee man is in custody, in connection with a string of auto thefts. 20-year-old Sherman B. Watson Chaffee is charged with two counts of tampering with a motor vehicle in the 1st degree. Walter says his office received a report of an abandoned motor vehicle and trailer at a residence in Scott City on Monday, the 3rd. authorities say that there had been a vehicle stolen from the residence where the abandoned vehicle and trailer had been left. While investigating, a deputy found a stolen vehicle out of Chaffee which had been abandoned a short distance from where the vehicle and trailer were stolen. After being found with keys to two of the stolen vehicles, Watson was arrested and transported to the Scott County Jail. His bond is set at $15,000.