Diana man steals truck, leads Longview police on chase

Friday, July 27, 2012 - 1:25pm

A Diana man is behind bars after stealing a truck and leading Longview police on a short chase.

On Thursday, the Longview Police Department received reports of a truck taken from a parking lot on the 700 block of East Marshall Avenue.

At around 11 a.m., officers spotted a pickup matching its description in the area of Sylvan Drive and Mobberly Avenue. When they tried to pull the vehicle over, the driver tried to lose police for several blocks. The driver eventually pulled over near 6th Street and Whaley, jumped out of the truck and ran.

The suspect, John Mall, 27, of Diana, was quickly caught and taken to the Gregg County Jail. He was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and evading arrest.

A passenger, Maura Jeannine Maddox, 23, of Kilgore, was arrested on 5 outstanding warrants.

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