Two in custody after pursuit in stolen vehicle

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27-year-old Xavier Wright and 23-year-old Joshua Thomas were taken into custody for receiving stolen property. (Courtesy/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Two people have been arrested after leading deputies on a chase that began in Birmingham.

27-year-old Xavier Wright and 23-year-old Joshua Thomas were taken into custody for receiving stolen property. 

Around 12:30 P.M. on Friday, Jan. 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 I-59 Northbound in Roebuck. They 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.

Wright was also charged with a host of misdemeanor charges he incurred during the pursuit.  He also had two existing outstanding warrants for first-degree robbery.  Thomas also had two existing outstanding first-degree robbery charges, as well as an outstanding failure to appear warrant on second-degree theft of property.

There were no injuries incurred during the pursuit and arrest of the two men.


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