Thursday, October 15, 2015

Grand jury gets stolen bus chase case

A grand jury will hear the case of a man who allegedly stole a parked school bus in Pike County and led police on a high-speed chase. In Pike District Court this afternoon, 19-year-old David Farley, of
Hardy, waived his right to a preliminary hearing in a case stemming from Farley’s alleged theft of a school bus early Sunday morning in the Johns Creek area. Court documents allege he led police on a high-speed chase following the theft before eventually being arrested. Farley is facing felony charges of auto theft and two counts of fleeing or evading police. He was also charged with numerous misdemeanors and traffic violations. In District Court today, Assistant Pike County Attorney Kyle Deskins said he and Farley’s attorney agreed to terms which could lead to Farley being released from jail and being allowed to re-enroll in school at Northpoint Academy while his case is in process.

David Farley’s bond was reduced from $30,000 cash, to a $20,000 surety bond with home incarceration. As of this broadcast, he had not yet been released from the Pike County Detention Center.