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Driver who crashed into utiliity pole, house in Longview arrested

Driver who crashed into utiliity pole, house in Longview arrested
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POSTED: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 12:39pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 12:55pm

The Longview man police say mowed down a utility pole and slammed into a northwest Longview home Tuesday was arrested on theft and fraud charges shortly after the crash.

Jimmy Ray Gibson, 24, was traveling south about 6:30 p.m. on Pine Tree Road when police say he lost control of his Toyota 4Runner just north of Silver Falls Road.

Witnesses reported seeing Gibson exit the vehicle, place items in a nearby bush and leave the scene carrying two purses, according to police reports.

Emmitt Nicola, who lives in the home Gibson slammed into, said Tuesday night he called 911 at 6:23 p.m.

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