Fort Worth man arrested after being stopped in stolen truck

Posted Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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This Fort Worth man needs to go back to Stealing 101.

Parker County deputies pulled over the 47-year-old man Monday in Azle as he was driving a 2006 tractor-trailer rig with Indiana license plates.

Fred Fuentes told deputies, "I know what this is about."

Deputies asked what he was talking about, and Fuentes said, "Why you stopped me."

When deputies asked why he thought they had pulled him over in the 2200 block of Northwest Parkway, the Fort Worth man replied, "Because the truck is stolen."

Deputies informed Fuentes they had stopped him for a non-working headlamp.

But they confirmed that the truck had been stolen out of Fort Worth and Fuentes was taken into custody.

Fuentes remained in the Parker County Jail on Wednesday with bail set at $7,500, facing a charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle.

This wasn't Fuentes' first brush with the law.

He is a suspect in a Christmas Day theft of another tractor-trailer rig in Grand Prairie. After receiving a tip, owners of that truck found that vehicle on Jan. 10 in the 700 block of Cowboys Lane in Springtown.

Investigators with the Parker County Sheriff's Office, the Tarrant Regional Auto Crimes Task Force and officers from Fort Worth, Grand Prairie and Haltom City are investigating the case.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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