A 54-year-old Texarkana man was reportedly jailed just after midnight for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle allegedly stolen from Tekarkana.
Hopkins County sheriff’s deputies had received information that a possible stolen vehicle, a tan Chevrolet Avalanche with a sticker featuring two pink lips on the back glass, might be traveling west from Texarkana on Interstate 30 in the area. Deputies reported spotted a vehicle matching that description at the 130 mile marker, and followed it to the 127 mile marker to make sure it had the stickers, then initiated a traffic stop at 11:53 p.m. Wednesday night.
The driver reportedly exited the truck as instructed and was placed into custody. The man was reported to “have difficulty speaking,” deputies noted in arrest reports. A glass pipe containing a partial Brillo pad and a substance the deputy believed to be crack cocaine residue and a glass pipe with the same contents were allegedly found, the officer noted in arrest reports.
Deputies transported the man to jail and contacted Texarkana Police Department; the vehicle was impounded. A Texarkana officer reportedly told local officers the man was specifically identified as the suspect. The victim, the Texarkana officer reportedly told deputies, allegedly discovering her vehicle missing after going into a convenience store, and people at the convenience store told her “HollyRock” stole her vehicle, the officer wrote in arrest reports.
The man, identified in reports as Timothy Pernell Thurston, was held at the county jail for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, according to arrest and jail reports.