12-Year-Old Boy Charged With Auto Theft And Speeding

A 12-year-old North Carolina boy is facing extradition following charges that he was caught speeding in a stolen vehicle in Virginia.

The Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office says two stolen handguns were
also found in the Jeep the boy was driving last Friday when he was
spotted going 70 mph hour in a 55 mph zone on State Route 3.

The boy, who is from Haw River in Alamance County, is charged with
unauthorized use of a vehicle, two counts of possession of stolen
handguns and was given a summons for speeding.

Lt. Eddie Peck of the Sheriff's Office said Monday that if local
and North Carolina authorities can reach an extradition agreement
on specific charges, the charges in Spotsylvania may be dropped.

The boy is being held at Rappahannock Juvenile Detention Center
until his extradition.


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  • by Tony Location: GVegas on Dec 17, 2008 at 08:43 PM
    Milton what in this story has anything to do with NASCAR.Let me stop you right there.NOTHING
  • by Sarah Location: Fayetteville, NC on Dec 17, 2008 at 06:48 PM
    I think his parents should be held responsible and his butt needs a good switch.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Dec 17, 2008 at 03:49 PM
    I would think he had been watching too many pro-ballers showing up in court, not NASCAR.
  • by Milton Location: NC on Dec 17, 2008 at 07:50 AM
    Just goes to show what watching too much NASCAR will do to a youth.
  • by GoPirates Location: GVegas on Dec 17, 2008 at 06:39 AM
    Where are his parents/guardians?? They may be at fault as well!!
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Dec 17, 2008 at 06:39 AM
    It is even worse when its a 12 year old is stealing a car and guns, and it's weird that this is about four hours away from his hometown. Who knows what that kid was up to. I feel sorry for his parents.
  • by Wilma Location: HeeHaw area on Dec 17, 2008 at 06:19 AM
    Another fine example of our up and coming pre teen generation!
  • by Cat Location: Gboro on Dec 17, 2008 at 05:39 AM
    And when he turns 16, it will be like it never happened,and he can begin working on a whole new criminal record!
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