Three teens were arrested after officers found the car they were in was stolen from a Claxton car dealership, Statesboro police said.
It started shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, when Officer Thomas McKeithen stopped a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado with three males inside for speeding on South Main Street, Public Safety Director Wendell Turner said in a news release issued Thursday morning.
The driver, Trey Darian Grimes, 17, of Bowen Lane in Claxton, was charged with driving while unlicensed, speeding and felony theft by receiving stolen property. Upon further investigation by McKeithen, several vehicle keys with dealer tags were located on Grimes and in the vehicle, Turner said.
Police contacted car dealerships in the surrounding areas as well as the Evans and Toombs county sheriff's departments. Police found the owner of the vehicle, who said the vehicle had been left at Nesmith Chevrolet in Claxton.
Evans County deputies advised that Nesmith Chevrolet had been burglarized. The other two males in the vehicle also were arrested. Jamalcom Antwon Bellamy, 17, of Magnolia Street in Claxton, and a 14-year-old male from Claxton, whose name was not released because of his age, were each charged with felony theft by receiving stolen property.
Charges are pending in Evans County.
Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911. You may also anonymously submit information to www.tipsoft.com or by texting a tip beginning with "TIPSSPD" to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential.