arrest made in golf cart theft
At 82-years-old Bill Clark of Grangerland spends most of his time driving his EZ GO golf cart around the neighborhood. Trying to enjoy his retirement years after working most of his life in the oil fields. After retiring he opened a convenience store, Clarks, at Wigginsville Road and FM 3083. He enjoyed his work there until one night a black male and black female attempted to rob him. Bill tried to resist, the two left empty handed but in the process threw lye into Bill’s face.
Neighbors saw Bill many times driving his white two seat golf cart with his amber beacon on top.
That changed Friday night when someone broke into his garage on Dewberry Lane and stole the cart. Bill was devastated Saturday morning when he discovered it.
His son Jim Clark who lives next door contacted the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and filed a theft report. He then began riding through the neighborhood and looking. Just after 2 p.m. he as he drove down Wigginsville Road a red and silver golf cart pulled out in front of him. At first Jim didn’t think much of it until he spotted the tear on the rear of the front seat. That’s when he stopped the two males driving it at Piglette and Wiggins and told them to get off, that were driving a stolen golf cart. Both men exited the cart and asked if they could leave.
Clark, who was unarmed told them they were going to sit right there until the Sheriff arrived. They complied and moments later both a DPS trooper and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy arrived. After questioning both males, the driver was taken into custody.
By 4 p.m. Bill Clark had his golf cart back, it was muddy, stripped and repainted but it still ran.
This was not the first theft. A few months back a four wheeler was also stolen from Bill.
Arrested was Tyler A. Kellar, 20, of 15559 Dewberry, just down the street from Clark. He is charged with theft of property between $1500 and $20,000 and is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $5000 bond.