DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — A man was arrested on multiple charges of grand theft auto Monday after he escaped Walton County sheriff's deputies through a trap door and hid underneath a home for hours.
Deputies received information Monday about a stolen trailer and motorcycle in the area of Double L. Road in DeFuniak Springs, according to a press release from the Walton County Sheriff's Office. A deputy on patrol in the area saw a white Chevrolet parked in the backyard of a home off of Lancelot Road, with a red motorcycle matching the description of the stolen property.
Deputies contacted with the homeowner, who gave them permission to search inside, the press release said. Deputies were able to determine that David Wayne Wray Jr., 26, was the suspect and had fled through a trap door in the floor of the house.
Wray was found two hours later hiding under the home.
Wray was arrested and charged with multiple counts of grand theft auto, according to the release. He was taken to the Walton County Jail.