Mercedes Runs through Fence on North Main

LIBERTY, August 18, 2012 – In the middle of the night employees of Baker Hughes in the 4400 block of North Main Street reported that a black car had run through their cyclone fence and left the scene traveling south on North Main with a portion of the fence stuck to the front end of the car very early Saturday morning.

Officer Kyle Cornelius was dispatched to investigate.

According to Officer Frank Longoria, assisting Officer Cornelius, witnesses stated that the black car came off FM 1011 at speed, crossed North Main Street and crashed through the fence.

The vehicle crashed through a portion of the front fence near a large gas meter serving the business and the City of Liberty Fire Department was dispatched to the scene to investigate whether or not the accident had damaged the meter or the gas line causing a leak.

Officers found the front license plate of the vehicle stuck in a portion of the cyclone fence that came off the front end of the car recovered near the Ridgewood Grocery south of Baker Hughes.

Using the license plate recovered by police, the address of the registered owner was obtained and Officer Longoria, assisting in the investigation, responded to investigate further.

According to Public Records the vehicle is registered to Thomas O. Motschman, Jr. age 49 of 2632 Webster in Liberty, TX.

Officers found the black, Mercedes Convertible parked in the driveway of the residence at 2632 Webster.

According to Officer Longoria the front of the vehicle was all scratched up and the front left tire was missing with the car having been driven home on the rim doing considerable damage to the wheel.

Officers attempted to make contact, but no one would come to the door of the residence.

Saturday, Baker Hughes personnel turned over additional evidence from the scene to Police for further investigation.


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