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Suspect in two stolen vehicle cases arrested in Oklahoma

A Ford pickup stolen Sept. 30 from the 1800 block of Eagle was recovered Friday morning in Marshall County, Oklahoma.
Seth Lee Hillard, 30, was arrested at the time by Marshall County deputies while in possession of the stolen pickup.
Cooke County Sheriff Ray Sappington issued a press release that Hillard was arrested in Oklahoma on charges of burglaries and thefts. Sappington said in the press release that during the arrest Hillard attempted to shoot a Marshall County Deputy, resulting in an additional attempted murder charge.
According to Sappington’s press release, Hillard is a suspect in theft cases in Cooke, Montague, Clay, Wichita, Wise, Tarrant and Wilbarger counties.
At the time of his arrest in Oklahoma, Hillard had two outstanding warrants issued by the Vernon Police Department for the theft of a pickup from a body shop on Wilbarger Street the morning of Sept. 5 and for tampering with physical evidence.
Vernon Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Lt. Mickey Allen said that the investigation into the pickup stolen Sept. 30 in Vernon had turned up a video from a car dealership in Decatur showing Hillard in possession of the stolen pickup. A hit on the stolen pickup’s license plate by a license plate reader in Decatur had led to the discovery of the video, which identified Hillard as a suspect in the theft.

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