Lufkin man gets prison time for stealing ranger's car, fighting with officer

Anthony Colquitt mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Anthony Colquitt mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man pleaded guilty Monday to stealing a retired Texas ranger's vehicle and assaulting a police officer, accepting three jail sentences to be served concurrently.

Anthony Antwone Colquitt, 20, accepted one-year sentences for theft of firearm and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and a two-year sentence for assault of a peace officer.

The investigation began on Aug. 13 when retired Texas Ranger Pete Maskunas reported his Toyota Camry stolen from his residence.

Police found the car abandoned three days later, and arrested Anthony A. Colquitt, 20, of Lufkin on Aug. 19.

Officers pulled over a Mercury Grand Marquis on the 700 block of Persimmon Avenue at 3:22 p.m. Colquitt, who was a passenger, jumped out of the car and began running away. An officer caught up to him and Colquitt fought with him but officers managed to place him under arrest.

During the arrest, officers recovered a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380, which had been reported stolen from Maskunas.

On Aug. 26, an LPD crime scene technician matched a palm print lifted from the Camry to a known print of Colquitt.

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