Stolen truck recovered

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 14, 2008

JACKSON – A Virginia man is facing two felony charges after he allegedly stole a Northampton County Public Works vehicle.

On Friday, William Curtis Futrell, 33, of 1698 Dorchester Square Apartments in Franklin, Va. was taken into custody after allegedly stealing a Public Works truck in Jackson and driving it to Rich Square.

According to Northampton County Sheriff’s Captain Daryl Harmon, the arrest stems from an incident that occurred Friday at 9 a.m. when a Public Works employee parked his truck in the parking lot behind the Northampton County Courthouse.

Leaving the keys in the vehicle, the employee walked inside the courthouse to fix an electrical problem.

“Approximately five minutes later he came back outside and the truck was missing,” said Capt. Harmon.

A BOLO (be on the lookout) was put out by the Northampton County Sheriff’s dispatch for the vehicle. 

Captain Harmon said around 10:50 a.m. the truck was spotted in Rich Square by a Rich Square police officer on Main Street. 

Northampton County Sheriff’s Deputy Antwone Johnson and Rich Square Officer William Outland were able to stop the vehicle driven by Futrell on Bryantown Road in Rich Square. 

Futrell was taken into custody and was turned over to Harmon. Futrell was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen vehicle. Both are felony charges. 

He was given a $10,000 bond and his first court appearance was yesterday (Monday).