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Longview police: Man stole car, claims drug deal

Longview police: Man stole car, claims drug deal
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 4:00pm

A Longview man was being held in the Gregg County Jail on a charge of theft Wednesday after police said the car he was driving was stolen.

Police were called to a residence in the 1300 block of Dale Street regarding a suspicious person, according to police reports.

When officers arrived, they saw Ronald Bledsoe, 41, standing in the backyard near a vehicle that had been reported stolen Friday.

Officers said, while taking Bledsoe to jail, he told them he traded narcotics for the vehicle, according to the report.

Bledsoe was held on bonds and fines totaling $30,664 on a charge of theft and an outstanding warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Read more stories from KETK newspaper partner the Longview News-Journal here.

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