Evansville Police say Charles Montooth drove off with his ex-girlfriend's car Saturday.
EPD later received a tip that Montooth was in an apartment in the 1100 block of West Maryland.
Officers say Alicia Rowland said she hadn't seen Montooth in several days.
But investigators found Montooth hiding in a closet inside the apartment.
He was arrested for auto theft and is being held in jail on bond.
Rowland was arrested for assisting a criminal and later released.