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Sheriff: Clermont County juveniles arrested in TN after multi-state crime spree

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CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

Five juveniles from Clermont County were taken into custody in Tennessee Friday, according to the sheriff’s office.

The group is accused in a string of vehicle thefts in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee over a two-day period.

Deputy Chris Stratton said the crime spree started with three vehicle thefts in Stonelick Township, Union Township and Williamsburg.

After that, the underage suspects allegedly stole a truck in Grant County and continued driving south. Authorities eventually located the group in Jefferson County, Tennessee – about 30 miles east of Knoxville.

A woman who identified herself as one of the suspects’ mothers said her two teenage sons walked out of Clermont Northeastern school  mid-day Thursday. She said she planned to file a missing persons report until the sheriff’s office informed her that the boys were suspected in the multi-state thefts.

Detectives from the County Sheriff’s Office have filed one count of Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, a felony of the fourth degree, on each of the juveniles involved.  

The juveniles will remain in the custody of Jefferson County Tennessee pending extradition back to Ohio.

This is a multi-jurisdictional investigation that remains ongoing. This investigation will be discussed in its entirety with the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office and additional charges are expected.   

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