Alabama teen caught driving stolen vehicle out of Myrtle Beach captured in Newberry County

NEWBERRY COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – A suspect who Newberry County deputies say fled from a stolen vehicle in Prosperity is in custody following a brief search Thursday morning.

Tyler Nathaniel Adams, 19, of Leesburg, Alabama, was taken into custody by deputies who were using canines and a helicopter to search for him when two residents saw him go under the front porch of a home to attempt to hide, Sheriff Lee Foster said.

Deputies were called to the scene of a suspicious vehicle on Landing Road just before 9 a.m.

Deputies say the tag on the vehicle was the wrong tag and it had been stolen from a vehicle in Mt. Pleasant.

“We are so very grateful to these citizens and for the partnership with have with other law enforcement agencies and with the community,” said Sheriff Foster. “When the community becomes extra eyes and ears for law enforcement, we will always be better and more effective. If it were not for the great people of Newberry County, we could not enjoy the benefits of being one of the safest counties and having one of the highest clearance rates when crime does occur.”

Foster said Adams originally lied to law enforcement about his identity; however, electronic fingerprint records were able to make a positive identification.

Adams had several arrests in both Florida and Alabama including burglary, illegal drugs, resisting arrest, and domestic violence.

Adams will be charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a stolen license plate, simple possession of marijuana, giving false information to police officers, and resisting arrest.


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