Below is a press release issued by Lineville Police Chief Shane Dunnagan:
On Tuesday, October 24th Lineville Police Department received a report of a stolen truck off Youngs Mill Rd. Lineville Investigator Mathews spoke to the victim and then to neighbors and quickly came up with a suspect.
While trying to track down the subject, Inv. Mathews received information that he was in the Anniston area. Inv. Mathews was able to recover video of the subject in the stolen truck just hours after it was stolen.
With the help of the victim, nitty gritty, and social media pictures of the truck were circulated throughout the county and surrounding areas.
On Saturday, October 28th the vehicle was spotted in the Lineville area and Lineville Police was notified. Because of the direction of travel, Officers notified Wedowee and Randolph County of the vehicle possibly heading their way. Wedowee Police located the vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop.
The Occupants in the vehicle ran, but the truck was recovered. Subjects name cannot be released due to the age, but charges have been filed for the theft of the truck.
Thanks to the surrounding agencies the victim was able to get their property back and the offender charged. I would like to give a special thanks to Calhoun County, Randolph County, and Wedowee Police Department for working with us on this case.