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Spurger man arrested for UTV theft



By Chris Edwards
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SPURGER– An outing on a stolen UTV in the wee hours of last Monday morning led to the arrest of a Spurger man on multiple charges.

On Monday, Feb. 10, deputies with the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office received information pertaining to the stolen UTV, a red 2013 Polaris Razor 800S, which they’d responded to a call about early that morning. An eyewitness, with cell phone footage, identified a 26-year-old Spurger man, John Lawrence Conner, as the driver of the stolen vehicle, which was spotted being driven back and forth down CR 4580, according to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford.

Initially, deputies had been dispatched to a spot on FM 1013, at 4:50 a.m., where the complainant told the deputies he had heard a UTV start up outside his residence while he was getting ready for work.

The complainant looked outside his window and saw someone driving his UTV out of a covered spot on his property. The complainant was able to confront the man who occupied his UTV, but he got away, according to Weatherford.

With the help of Spurger residents, law enforcement officers were able to locate Conner and the stolen UTV. Conner was arrested and transported to the Tyler County Jail, where he remains in custody. He is charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and a parole violation warrant.




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