Two men are in custody in Callahan County after Cross Plains authorities learned the pickup they were riding in was stolen in Brownwood, police said.
Anthony Carrier, 46, of Blanket, was held Monday on a Brown County warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, Callahan County Jail Administrator Tom Rumfield said.
Carrier, the driver of the stolen pickup, was also charged with DWI, passenger Gary Linsley, 54, of Dallas was charged with public intoxication, Rumfield said. Additionally, both men face Callahan County charges of possession of stolen property.
The owner of the 1999 Chevrolet S-10 was eating lunch at the Triple T Grill, 1411 Indian Creek, when he saw a man walk to the parking lot from nearby Alcorn Park, officer James Fuller’s report states. The owner saw the man walk around the truck and go back to the park.
When the owner came outside, his truck was gone. He told Fuller he’d left the keys in the ignition, Fuller’s report states.
A woman told Fuller she’d seen two men together at Alcorn Park. One of the men walked to the Triple T parking lot, got in the truck and drove it to the park entrance. He yelled for the other man to come with him, Fuller’s report states.
Fuller learned later that day that Cross Plains authorities had stopped the truck and arrested Carrier and Linsley.
Rumfield said Cross Plains authorities had been alerted to watch for a stolen vehicle from Brownwood that might be coming their way. He said that information, combined with the way the pickup was being driven, prompted the Cross Plains city marshal to stop the vehicle.