Law enforcement arrested a suspect on Tuesday who stole a pickup truck last week in Cross City and fled from Alachua County Sheriff’s deputies in Gainesville.
According to a Dixie County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) social media post, DCSO deputies and Cross City Police Department (CCPD) officers arrested Jordan Boyington, 26, at a residence in Jena, an unincorporated community south of Steinhatchee.
Law enforcement received a tip on Boyington’s whereabouts and located the suspect hiding under clothing piled on the floor. He was arrested on active warrants from Alachua, Taylor and Volusia counties.
The manhunt started on May 10 when Boyington, along with another suspect, stole a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck from a residence on SE 242nd Street in Cross City. The suspects wound up in Gainesville where they were eventually stopped by ACSO deputies at the Gainesville Country Club. The suspects fled the pickup into the surrounding wooded area.
Boyington was identified as the main suspect and was allegedly armed. He eluded ACSO deputies on May 10 and was then spotted on a motorcycle in Dixie County over the weekend.
Boyington is being charged with grand theft auto, firearm possession by a convicted felon, dealing in stolen property and probation violation.