BURNT CHIMNEY - An employee of a Rocky Mount business was able to help investigators arrest a man driving a stolen truck from the company the employee worked for, Bedford County investigators said Thursday in a news release.
The employee was following the truck in Hardy on Old Station Loop and noticed the driver was not an employee of the company. The man called the Franklin County Sheriff's Department and followed the truck. The Virginia State Police were also made aware of the situation.
Police found the truck abandoned in the Wirtz area of Franklin County.
Investigators found and arrested Roger Smith, of Salem around 10:30 a.m. He was found walking on Route 122 near Burnt Chimney. Smith was taken into custody and charged with larceny by the Bedford County Sheriff's Department. He has been transported to the Bedford Adult Detention Center.