Joyride in Sheriff's Office Vehicle Lands Georgia Woman in Jail

The Walton County SO arrested 26 year old Britney Michelle Simpson of Warner Robbins, Georgia for stealing a WCSO investigator’s agency vehicle and driving under the influence of alcohol.

On Wednesday evening an investigator with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office reported his agency vehicle had been stolen from his residence by Simpson who is his brother’s girlfriend. The two were visiting the investigator from out of town.

According to statements, Simpson got into an argument with the brother after she wanted to leave in her vehicle and he denied her access because she was intoxicated. Simpson searched a container in the residence and located a set of keys to the Sheriff’s vehicle and left the residence behind the wheel. Simpson’s boyfriend attempted to stop her as she drove away; reminding her she was taking a sheriff’s office vehicle. Simpson told him she didn’t care. The investigator was not home at the time of the theft.

It was believed that Simpson was headed toward the Destin area and other area agencies were notified to assist in a “be on the look out” call as well as setting up checkpoints.

Approximately 20 minutes later, Simpson returned to the residence, dropped off the agency vehicle and got into her vehicle.

Simpson was stopped a short distance from the home by a deputy who arrested Simpson for driving under the influence and grand theft auto.

Simpson is being held in Walton County Jail on a $10,000.00 bond.