ROBINSON (October 29, 2012)--Department of Public Safety troopers Sunday swarmed a Chevrolet Tahoe reported stolen earlier in Robinson, arrested the driver and returned the SUV to its owner.
A Robinson man reported the theft of the Tahoe from a gas station where he was filling up at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
A short time later a representative of OnStar, the onboard satellite communications system installed in many General Motors products, contacted police and told them the system had tracked the stolen SUV to Interstate 35, in West, where it was northbound on the highway.
DPS communications officers notified troopers in Hill County that the SUV was headed their way and one of them set up a surveillance location just south of Hillsboro.
Within a short time the trooper saw the suspect SUV, notified other troopers in the area and together the officers stopped the SUV and arrested the driver.
Thomas Eric Lee, of Granbury, was held Monday in the Hill County Jail in lieu of a total of $10,000 bond, charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Police notified the owner that his truck had been recovered and he drove to Hillsboro to retrieve his Tahoe.