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Abilene man allegedly tells cops he traded cocaine for stolen car

Published On: Dec 24 2013 07:45:45 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 18 2013 11:49:54 AM CST
Clifton Peterson
ABILENE, Texas -

An Abilene man was arrested Monday for allegedly telling police he traded drugs for a stolen car.

Clifton Peterson, 37, was arrested on North 5th Street just before 10 p.m. after police say they saw him driving the stolen car and then found him hiding in the closet of a nearby apartment.

The arresting officer filled out an arrest report which stated Peterson was read his rights and then claimed he traded seven rocks of cocaine for the car. Less than a gram of cocaine was allegedly found in the car.

He was booked into the Taylor County Jail for state jail felony theft of a motor vehicle and state jail felony possession of a controlled substance (cocaine). As of Tuesday, he remains jailed with total bail set at $7,000.