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

PARSONS, Tenn. - 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.  

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