Man injured in Decatur wreck charged with auto theft

The man was hospitalized for several days after being seriously injured in a wreck on Highway 31.

Posted: Mar. 6, 2018 9:12 AM

A man seriously injured in a February wreck is out of the hospital and now faces charges, after police said the vehicle he wrecked was stolen.

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Anthony Jerome Jones, 58, was arrested Friday by Decatur police and charged with first-degree theft.

Jones was seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck on Highway 31 north in the early-morning hours on Feb. 26, police said. He was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital.

Police said Jones was driving a Ford Mustang that he didn't own. When they contacted the owner, police said he told them it had been stolen a few hours before.

Jones was arrested after being released from Huntsville Hospital.

He's being held in the Morgan County Jail on $5,000 bond.

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