Truck stolen from school parking lot; woman arrested

Published 10:36 am Saturday, April 20, 2024

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A Woodleaf woman was arrested Friday, accused of stealing a Davie County Schools pickup truck.

The truck was spotted minutes later by Davie Sheriff’s deputies on Greenhill Road.

According to Sheriff J.D. Hartman, the call came in about 1 p.m. Friday a 2023 Ford Super Duty pickup truck belonging to the schools had been stolen from the South Davie parking lot.

Tracy Lynn Payne, 42, was arrested soon after that traffic stop.

While on the scene of that stop, someone drove up and said the suspect had just tried to enter the back door of their residence on Greenhill Road. That suspect got in the truck and left, just before it was spotted by the deputy.

Payne was charged with felony larceny of a vehicle, attempted breaking and entering, and carrying a concealed weapon (brass knuckles).

She was taken into custody in lieu of a $5,000 bond, pending a May 2 first appearance hearing in Davie District Court.