Polk County Sheriff’s Office makes arrest of three in larceny case after chase

Published 3:14pm Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Brittany Bagwell, 23, of NC Hwy. #9 South and Amanda Belue, 32, of Ruff Acres, both of Mill Spring, were arrested without incident after felony larceny warrants were issued for Bagwell; Belue; Josh Abernathy, 24; and Shane Ruff, 27, of larceny from a residence located on Jones Road in Sunny View.

When the sheriff’s office went to execute the warrants for the four individuals, Abernathy and Ruff fled from the residence. Deputies pursued Abernathy and Ruff who had felony warrants against them on foot. Abernathy was apprehended a short time later adding an additional charge of Resist, Obstruct, and Delay Law Enforcement Officers.

All three were transported to the Polk County Detention Facility where Bagwell and Belue received an $8,000 secure bond and Abernathy a $10,500.00 secure bond.

Ruff still remains at large with felony warrants for his arrest. If anyone knows his whereabouts, you are asked to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

- article submitted by the Polk County Sheriffs Office

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