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Joyride trashes stolen car

GREENE COUNTY-Greene authorities investigated another stolen vehicle case Friday, but this time they were able to apprehend the suspect.

Deputies were called to the Tishabee community Friday afternoon when William Woods, of Moundville, reported his automobile has been stolen.

The suspect, Amy Hadcock, 25, of Tuscaloosa, was eventually arrested and charged with first-degree theft of property, for the theft of Woods 2003 Ford Taurus. The car was valued at $10,000.

Greene County Sheriff Johnny Isaac said Woods and Hadcock had traveled to the Tishabee community together for the afternoon. Hadcock went to the car to get cigarettes and allegedly decided to take a joy ride instead. Woods and his friends pursued the car, but decided to call the police when they were unable to stop her, Isaac said.

“He (Woods) states that they were together and they came down to Tishabee,” Isaac said. “She went to get something out of the car and took off. They gave chase, but she was driving so bad, they backed off.”

Once authorities gave chase Hadcock crashed the vehicle into a ditch and got out and ran, Isaac said. She disappeared into the woods and a search followed. Greene deputies were assisted by three other law enforcement agencies, Isaac said, before Hadcock was arrested

“We called the K-9 unit out of Tuscaloosa to track her out in the woods back there,” Isaac said. “We also had a state trooper and Eutaw policeman out there.”

Later than night, around 10 p.m. of 11 p.m., Hadcock was arrested in the woods near Dollarhide Road just off Highway 43.

The car was recovered, though it has $2,000 worth of damage from the crash. Isaac said the department is still investigating whether or not drugs played a role.

Hadcock was still in the Greene County Jail as of Monday morning. Bond was expected to be set at a hearing Monday.