A Rome teenager who was reportedly behind the wheel of a stolen truck was unsuccessful in his efforts to run from police on foot and spent a night in jail as a result.
According to Floyd County Jail reports:
Wesley Scott Furnish, 17, 109 Marshall Lane, was arrested by Rome police around 10:30 Thursday night near the intersection of Camp Street and Pine Street after police initially tried to stop him at another intersection on North Broad Street.
Police report the teenager was operating the stolen 1994 Dodge Dakota in violation of his learner’s permit. Furnish tried to run from police after abandoning the vehicle, which rolled onto private property and struck a grill.
Furnish was charged with felonies theft by receiving stolen property, and attempting to elude authorities. He was charged with misdemeanors for obstruction, reckless conduct, criminal trespass, failing to maintain a lane, violation of a permit and driving without a license in his possession.
Furnish was released from jail Friday morning on $5,700 bond.