12-year-old takes ‘joyride' in father's truck, crashes into building

Posted: 11:45 AM, Oct 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-18 16:45:31Z

A 12-year-old boy led a Decatur County deputy on a chase Thursday morning during a “joyride” in his father’s truck before later crashing into a building. 

The call came in around 5:45 a.m. when the owner of the vehicle reported it as his son and truck. 

Sheriff Keith Byrd said the boy went on a "joyride" in his father's truck.

A deputy later spotted the truck and tried to stop it but the boy allegedly fled. From there, he crashed into a business near Highway 412 and Highway 641.

The was significant damage to the building. 

The boy suffered some bruises. It’s unclear at this time what charges he’ll be facing.