Report: Fugitive found with stolen school bus along with meth, 'a lot' of blue paint

Report: Fugitive found with stolen school bus along with meth, 'a lot' of blue paint
Woltz and stolen school bus. (Source: BCSO)
The bus that was reported stolen (Source: Little People Big World Academy)
The bus that was reported stolen (Source: Little People Big World Academy)

LADSON, SC (WCSC) - Berkeley County investigators say they have arrested a fugitive who's suspected of stealing a school bus from a local daycare center.

Deputies arrested Bryan Taylor Woltz Thursday afternoon at an address off of Marvel Oak in Ladson.

According to the sheriff's office, Woltz was found with a bus that was stolen earlier this week from the Little People Big World Academy on Treeland Drive in Ladson.

A report states Woltz had "a lot of blue spray paint cans" and meth.

"Ever wonder what your brain does on drugs? One possibility is that it makes you like really blue paint," BCSO officials said in a social media statement.

A picture taken by deputies shows Woltz along with the once white school bus painted blue.

Authorities say Woltz was also found to have outstanding warrants out of Dorchester County for second-degree burglary.

Woltz was arrested and transported to the Hill Finklea Detention Center.

On Tuesday morning, a school employee told a deputy that when she arrived at work she realized the bus was gone.

Little People Big World Academy has been at the location in Ladson for eight years with their daycare bus for four years.

Employees said without the bus, staff would not be able to house dozens of kids for the upcoming daycare summer camp.

The school staff and parents helped this week to spread the word using social media.

"We have close to 900 shares and it's reached more than 23,000 individuals," said owner and director Fanondra Johnson earlier this week."My goal is, I don't know where the bus is or what's been done to it, but somebody could have seen something of those 23,000 people. Just bring our bus back."

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