Arrest for Theft of Property
On September 01, 2020 at approximately 1014 hours HCSO Deputies responded to Matthew Dunham Spring Hill High school in regards to a motor vehicle theft.
Upon arrival deputies were advised that a white Chevrolet Traverse owned by Spring Hill school district had been stolen. During the investigation deputies discovered several other items of personal property belonging to students and the district were taken.
Deputies and investigators developed information that lead to possible suspect, Investigators obtained a warrant for Preston Leonard age 25 of Hope, Arkansas for Theft of Property. And entered the warrant into ACIC/NCIC.
On September 2, Texarkana, Texas police conducted a traffic stop on the Chevrolet Traverse and discovered Leonard to be driving. Leonard was taken into custody and transported to the Bi-State Correctional Facility to be held on the warrant.
Leonard is being held at Bi-State pending extradition back to Hempstead County.
Along with the vehicle being recovered most of the property take has been recovered.