Alleged car thief nabbed in Florida

Published 9:32pm Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Walnut Hill man is in jail for grand theft auto after being found just after midnight Saturday morning driving a stolen vehicle reported missing from Atmore.

Ronald Wayne Boone, Jr., 34, was taken into custody after Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Mortenson noticed a blue Ford Mustang matching the description of a car reported stolen from Rollin’s Used Cars traveling in the area of Highway 99 and Lambert Bridge Road.


Boone was stopped at heading north towards Atmore at the Piggly Wiggly location where he, and his passenger Lynda Atkins, were taken into custody.

Atkins reported having no knowledge the vehicle was stolen and said Boone was simply giving her a ride home from work. Atkins was later released.

At the time of his arrest Boone was wanted on an outstanding warrant for a previous charge by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

The vehicle appeared to have sustained no physical damage was returned to its owner William Rollin.

Boone’s was charged with grand theft auto and booked into the Escambia County Jail in Pensacola on $5,000 bond.

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