Car Theft in Tuscaloosa, Alabama Ends With Chase, Arrests in Bibb County
An adult and a juvenile were arrested in Bibb County Sunday after allegedly leading officers there on a lengthy pursuit in a vehicle stolen from a hotel in Tuscaloosa.
Stephanie Taylor, the public information officer for the Tuscaloosa Police Department, said a man reported that his Mercedes E-Class had been stolen from the Comfort Suites on McFarland Boulevard just before 5:30 a.m. Sunday.
In a Monday morning post to Facebook, a spokesperson for the Centreville, Alabama Police Department said all law enforcement agencies in the area were asked to be on the lookout for the missing vehicle.
According to the Facebook post, a sharp-eyed Centreville Police officer noticed the vehicle and attempted to pull them over, but the driver reportedly refused to stop and led officers on a chase "all over Centreville and Brent" in an attempt to evade arrest.
After driving around the Bibb County communities, two people bailed out of the stolen car and tried to flee on foot, but police were able to apprehend both after another short chase.
According to the CPD, the adult was jailed in Bibb County and the juvenile was taken to the Tuscaloosa County Juvenile Detention Center. Both suspects were reportedly awaiting bond Monday afternoon.
Taylor said the adult suspect was 18-year-old Travevon Jonte Hill. The juvenile, who is 17, was not identified.
Both young men have been charged with first-degree receiving of stolen property and more charges may follow.
"We’re grateful for the assistance and the quick response by our neighboring departments," Taylor said. "All of the officers who responded played a part in bringing this case to a close soon after the theft was reported."
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