Homeless man caught driving stolen freightliner truck from Alabama in Ballston Spa

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police say a “homeless” man was arrested for allegedly stealing a freightliner truck from the State of Alabama and fleeing in NY when he was caught.

Officials say on March 24 just after 4:30 p.m., the Ballston Spa Police pulled over a 1999 Freightliner truck on Doubleday Avenue in the Village of Ballston Spa.

After conducting a short field investigation in regards to the vehicle’s registration, it was determined that the driver, 47-year-old Cole Vincent from Birmingham, Alabama was driving a stolen vehicle from the state. Vincent’s status is stated as homeless.

When authorities attempted to get further information from Vincent, he got out of the truck and ran into the woods.

After a short search, Vincent was taken into custody on McLean Street in the Village of Ballston Spa.

After processing Vincent, it was revealed that he has a very long extensive criminal history record, which includes multiple felony convictions in New York State along with numerous other states, and is currently on parole in the state of Alabama for a previous stolen vehicle conviction. The Ballston Spa Police Department charged him with criminal possession of stolen property, aggravated unlicensed operation, no license plate, and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

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