After trying to outrun the law in a stolen truck and then on foot, a DeKalb County couple is facing theft and evading charges.
37 year old Joseph Huff Ray of Belk Road and 21 year old Taylor Nicole Fults of Four Seasons Road will make an appearance in General Sessions Court January 30. Each is charged with theft of property and evading arrest. Bond for each is $15,000.
The couple was in possession of a Nissan Titan truck which had been stolen recently from someone in the City of Sparta.
Witnesses reported having seen the truck in DeKalb and Warren County since the theft so law enforcement officers had been on the lookout for it.
A DeKalb County deputy spotted the truck on January 2 and tried to stop it. But after activating his blue lights, the truck refused to stop and sped up trying to get away. The officer gave chase until the truck went off the road and got stuck in ditch near a field. Both Ray and Fults, who were in the truck, got out and took off running. The two were later captured and charged in the case.