Police: Teenage burglar nabbed again

By: Kevin McCarty


EATONVILLE, Wash. - An Eatonville teenager who was released from prison a month and a half ago is back behind bars after he allegedly rammed two Pierce County sheriff’s patrol cars.

Eighteen-year-old Hobert Clark was arrested early Tuesday morning after deputies spotted him speeding. When they tried to pull him over, Clark allegedly turned his car toward the patrol cars, rammed one, and then clipped another as he tried to get away.  

“Jumped up to about 90 miles per hour, rammed one of our patrol cars,” said Pierce County Sheriff’s Detective Ed Troyer. “During this, we had to use stop sticks. He tried to drive away, then ran before we finally got him stopped.”

No one was hurt.

After Clark's arrest, deputies allegedly found items taken in a burglary in the Eatonville area. The deputies had been on extra patrols looking for suspects after several recent unsolved break-ins, “and then we find burglar tools and different items to steal property” in Clark’s car, said Troyer.

Clark was convicted of possessing stolen property shortly after his 18th birthday last year and was released from prison on March 1.  He also has a lengthy criminal record as a juvenile. His bail was set at $100,000.

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