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One Arrested Following Wreck

By Dale Gathright, Jr., 12/21/20 12:35 PM


HOPE – Monday morning, Hempstead County Deputy Jacob Wayne was dispatched to the 4400 block of Hempstead 2 West in reference to a suspicious person.

Upon arrival, Deputy Wayne spoke with the caller who stated that a white male wearing a black jacket with a black facemask and blue jean or khaki pants came to his residence and knocked on his door and allegedly stated that “I just stole a truck from Texarkana and I just wrecked it up the road and I need a ride home.”  The caller stated that he called the police and stated the individual was trying to take his Jeep when he walked back into his house.

Deputy Wayne discovered a Black GMC pickup truck on the right-hand side of the road in the ditch with the dash removed. The vehicle tag returned to a Black 2008 GMC Pickup truck with a Texas license plate number.  The vehicle owner stated that he discovered his vehicle had been taken from an address in Texarkana, Texas.

Deputies found the suspect, latter identified as Colton Adams. Deputy Wayne said he placed Adams in handcuffs and placed him in the back of his patrol unit and asked Colton if he wanted to be checked out by paramedics and he stated “no.” Deputy Wayne transported him to the Hempstead County Detention Facility. Adams was charged with theft by receiving by Hempstead County and charges are pending in Texas.

 Deputy Wayne discovered Adams had allegedly removed property out of the truck and hid it by some hay bales on the side of the road. The property was recovered and placed back inside of the vehicle.

The recovered vehicle was taken to the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office and impounded.