Australian man arrested for theft of City truck

City truck found in Tornillo

Photo courtesy Culberson County Sheriff’s Department

By Lisa Morton

A City Code Enforcement truck was stolen last Wednesday from City Hall.  Video cameras identified a male subject in the vicinity around 10:45p.m.   According to Sheriff Oscar Carrillo, the vehicle was located Thursday, stuck in sand, near Tornillo.  Authorities arrested David Denton, a 35 year old male from Australia.   Culberson County Sheriff’s office has linked the foreigner to a stolen 2016 Volvo recovered east of Van Horn, from a Fort Worth Texas auto dealership.  Denton faces felony unauthorized use of a motor vehicle charges and remains in custody at the Culberson County Jail.


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