Tuesday (December 6) morning two employees with the STPSO Maintenance Department observed a man climb into the driver’s seat of a marked STPSO Hummer parked behind the jail.
When the two employees approached the man and asked what he was doing, he told them he was a lieutenant with the STPSO Narcotics Division, and he was taking the Hummer to be serviced. Knowing this information to be false, the STPSO employees alerted a nearby supervisor with the STPSO Operations Division who took the man Pete Dunhurst of Covington, into custody.
The patrol deputy who responded was no stranger to the suspect. When he arrested the man last month breaking into a residence near Covington he claimed to be a lieutenant with the STPSO Narcotics Division during that incident as well.
Dunhurst faces numerous charges.