Franklin Joshua Abernathy

Franklin Joshua Abernathy (source: Forest City Police Department)

Forest City, NC (FOX Carolina) - The Forest City Police Department says they have identified two suspects and arrested one so far in connection to a vehicle stolen at the Walmart on Plaza Drive in Forest City. 

Officers say that 29-year-old Franklin Joshua Abernathy was located by the Polk County Sheriff's Office, arrested, and transported to the Forest City Police Department where he was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle. 

Officers say on Thursday the Polk County Sheriff's Office located the stolen vehicle, a 2013 Honda Civic, and returned it to the owner. 

The second suspect in the case is a juvenile and officers will be seeking a juvenile petition for his involvement in the matter.  

Abernathy is being held in the Rutherford County Jail on a $15,000 secured bond. 

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