On Wednesday June 21st, 2017, Clay County Sheriff’s Office received a call, via Tallapoosa County 911, of a reported stolen boat. That boat was being followed by its owner, as he was attempted to provide local law enforcement a description of the vehicle towing the boat and trailer and his location for recovery.
As Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies proceeded on Alabama 9 south of Ashland, information was relayed that the vehicle towing the boat and trailer had ran off the roadway at the intersection of Alabama 9 South and Highway 63. The suspects fled into the wooded area west of Alabama 9. Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies quickly arrived on the scene and began the search. New Site Police, Coosa County Sheriff’s Deputies, Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Deputies were quick to respond and aid in the search.
After a short time, Clay County Deputies were able to take one of the suspects into custody. That person was questioned and identified his accomplice. The search for the additional suspect went well into the night by Clay County Sheriff’s Office personnel. At approximately 11pm, Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies located the 2nd suspect just off County Road 63 and was taken into custody without incident.
Both suspects were returned to Coosa County Sheriff’s Office on charges of theft and other related offenses. Arrested was James Douglas Hubbard, age 28 of Sylacauga and Camryn Seth Collier, Age 23 of Rockford, Alabama. Other charges may be filed as area law enforcement investigators continues their investigation into these individuals, states Sheriff Latham.