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STOLEN VEHICLE ENDS IN TWO ARRESTS

Staff Report

CHIPLEY- A vehicle, reported stolen, was recovered and resulted in the arrest of two Washington County residents.

On September 9 th , just before noon, a call came into the Washington County Communications Center on a stolen 2012 Ford Fusion. Less than 24 hours later, the

Washington County Sheriff Office deputies had located the vehicle in the St. Matthews Rd. area. After a short pursuit and flee on foot, the driver, 16- year-old, Zachary Tyre Nettles, surrendered.

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Investigators then made contact with the victim and another witness which confirmed the other occupant of the vehicle was, 18-year-old, Taj Davon Smith, of Chipley, FL.

Both men were arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail on charges of Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle.