Anonymous tip leads to arrest of three with stolen truck


An anonymous tip helped Clear Lake police arrest three persons  Aug. 22 on charges of vehicle theft, possession of a firearm by a felon and additional charges.

Clear Lake police officers responded to a local motel on an anonymous tip that two men staying in a room at the motel had arrived in a truck stolen out of Missouri. When officers got to the motel, they found a truck with Missouri 

license plates. Contact was made with two men and two women from the Tulsa, Okla. area that were staying at the motel.

Initially all of the subjects denied any connection with the truck.  However, further investigation convinced officers that these four were the individuals that had driven the truck into the motel. Officers arrested the two men for Second Degree Theft/Possession of Stolen Property, a class D felony. 

A quick check of the truck revealed a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the cab. 

Thirty-year-old Ramond Manley Thompson Jr. was also charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, a class D felony.  

The second man, 26-year-old Demarco Darnell Gardner, was also charged with Interference With Official Acts, a simple misdemeanor,  for giving officers a false name when first questioned.  Both men were - Read More Via e-Edition

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