Man arrested for car theft and on warrants after repossessed auto taken from lot

Steve Nash
James Flowers

Brownwood police arrested a man Monday on an allegation that he entered a car lot, cut a fence and took a car that had been repossessed from him a few days earlier, police said.

The man was also served with warrants for assault and parole violation, Brown County Jail records state.

James Flowers, 31, was booked into jail on a charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle and on the two warrants. Flowers’ bonds were set at $50,000 on the assault warrant and $10,000 on the car theft charge. No bond was set on the parole warrant.

According to a report by patrolman Jeremy Seider:

A local tow truck company repossessed a 2012 Nissan Altima on April 3 and took it to the Car Corral, 1200 Coggin.

Seider was dispatched Monday to the Car Corral, where a representative told Seider she’d parked the car by the back fence and had last seen the car on the evening of April 3.

Seider saw that someone had cut the fence, driven the car out and then tied the fence back. Flowers was named as a suspect.

Assistant Police Chief James Fuller said the car had been repossessed from Flowers.

Others booked into the Brown County Jail between 8 a.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday were:

Orlando Carrillo, 26, Brownwood, parole violation.

Yunen Gamez, 30, Brownwood, driving with invalid license.

Raul Sierra, 24, Border Patrol detainer.

Darryan Solis, 19, Brownwood, criminal trespass.

Christian Vaughan, 19, Bangs, theft.