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Mesquite Man Allegedly Crashed Stolen Vehicle, Then Ran From Police

A 42-year-old Mesquite man allegedly crashed a stolen vehicle, then ran from police Saturday evening.

Sulphur Springs Police responded at 6:03 p.m. August 29 to a disturbance report; a man allegedly stole a Cadillac CTS that was crashed into a tree on Dena Drive, according to police reports.

Lee Clinton Hobdy

The suspect allegedly fled on foot toward East Loop 301. A person fitting the suspect description was reportedly found at a trucking business on Loop 301. Police were reportedly directed toward a semi, which the suspect had climbed on top of. Additional officers arrived and tried to get the man to get off the truck, according to arrest reports.

The suspect allegedly complied, but jumped down off the opposite side of the truck from police and crawled under another vehicle. Police reportedly surrounded him. He was alleged to be uncooperative, shouting obscenities, but was taken into custody, according to police reports.

Officers went back to the scene where the vehicle was reported to have been wrecked and, based on information gleaned, confirmed the man in custody was the suspect who took the vehicle without permission.

Clinton-Lee Hobdy (who is also known by Lee Clinton Hobdy), 42, of Mesquite was jailed August 29, 2020, on an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle charge. SSPD Officers Cameron Robinson, Silas Whaley and Cpl. Chris Rosamond were credited for involvement in the arrest.

Hobdy was released from Hopkins County jail Sunday, Aug. 30, on $5,000 bond on the felony UUMV charge, according to jail reports.

Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol vehicle publishes Sulphur Springs Police Department reports and news. The Police Department is located at 125 Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 885-7602.

If you have an emergency dial 9-1-1.

The Sulphur Springs Police Department continues to serve its citizens with pride in its overall mission and will strive to provide the best possible police force in the 21st century.

Author: Faith Huffman

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