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Pickton Resident Accused Of Taking Other Woman’s Car

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A 40-year-old Pickton woman was jailed Saturday for allegedly taking another woman’s Dodge Avenger without permission.

Summer Lee Wright

Summer Wright was accused of leaving with the car owner’s purse which she said contained her car keys, following an argument at a Commerce address. The car owner said she hadn’t seen her vehicle since Tuesday, deputies alleged in arrest reports.

Officials received information Saturday of a possible location for the Dodge Avenger. Deputies and a state trooper went to the address, where they reported finding the car, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Lance Burdick and Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Chris Sorley alleged in arrest reports.

Wright claimed she did have permission to use the vehicle, but didn’t feel comfortable returning it; she couldn’t or wouldn’t give a reason why, however, the officer noted in arrest reports.

Consequently, Wright was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and the vehicle was impounded. She remained in Hopkins County jail Monday, Oct. 14. Bond on the charge was set at $5,000, according to jail reports.


The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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