By CHRIS AGEE
Police say a suspicious vehicle near Mineral Wells High School prompted officers to stop and ultimately arrest its driver.
According to reports, several students and adults noticed a vehicle near the school's agriculture barn Sunday as they were feeding livestock. A short time later, reports indicate the vehicle was gone and the witnesses contacted a school official to report the incident.
Authorities said officers stopped a vehicle matching the description at a nearby retailer in the 1100 block of Farm-to-Market Road 1821 North.
During the stop, police said officers found the driver, Larry Wayne Hill Jr., 37, was in possession of marijuana and arrested him.
Following their investigation, police said Hill was linked to the prior theft of a flatbed trailer in the 900 block of Higgingson Street.
Reports indicate the trailer's owner reported the theft Friday. The flatbed is valued at $6,000, police added.
Palo Pinto County Sheriff's Office records indicate Hill was released on bond Tuesday in connection with the marijuana possession complaint. Police said he was transported to Parker County jail with the remaining complaints after his release.