Police Blotter: Man accused of stealing truck, running from deputies

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

A Fort Walton Beach man is accused of stealing a truck from a Destin home and then fleeing Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies.

Deputies saw 18-year-old Andrew Smedley Jr. driving the truck on April 18, according to the arrest report. He later admitted to knowing that it was stolen.

He fled from deputies, leading them on a high speed chase. Additionally, deputies found that Smedley does not have a driver’s license.

He is charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, fleeing police with disregard to the safety of persons or property and driving without a license.

His next scheduled court date is June 2.