Two In Custody After Vehicle Pursuit

Publish Date: January 8, 2021
Written by: Joni Money
Categories: News

Around 12:30 PM on Friday, January 8, 2020, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were alerted by flock technology of a stolen vehicle on the Eastern side of Jefferson County.  Deputies located the vehicle as it was entering I59 Northbound in Roebuck.  Deputies attempted to perform a traffic stop but the driver refused to pull over.  Near exit 166, the driver attempted to pass a vehicle and struck a large delivery truck.  Deputies were able to take the driver and an occupant into custody without further incident.

27 year old Xavier Wright and 23 year old Joshua Thomas were taken into custody for Receiving Stolen Property.  Wright was also charged with a host of misdemeanor charges he incurred during the pursuit.  He also had two existing outstanding warrants for Robbery 1st Degree.  Thomas also had two existing outstanding Robbery 1st Degree charges, as well as an outstanding Failure to Appear warrant on Theft of Property 2nd Degree.

There were no injuries incurred during the pursuit and arrest of these subjects.

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