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WCAS Vehicle Stolen Early Wednesday Morning

A White County Ambulance emergency vehicle is back where it belongs after being taken for a joy ride early Wednesday morning.  The alleged thief, identified as 54-year-old Anthony Scott Hogue of Carmi apparently found the 2022 E350 ambulance unoccupied around 4:15am Wednesday morning and spent the next hour with it.  A concerned citizen called dispatch after hearing the ambulance doing burnouts at a parking lot near Pundrakes.  Authorities were able to identify the suspect by camera footage and Hogue was taken into custody shortly after 6am.  Carmi Chief of Police Jason Carter confirms Hogue has been arrested and is lodged in the White County Jail.  He’s facing charges of Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Theft of Government Property valued at more than $100,000, and Burglary.  White County Ambulance Director Adam Allen says it’s been typical practice for years to leave keys in the ambulances so that they’re ready to go as quickly as possible when emergencies arise.

Hogue was in trouble earlier this year and took a plea deal after his arrest in April.  At that time, he had been charged with Criminal Trespass, Disorderly Conduct, and Resisting a Peace Officer.  The state would dismiss the trespass and disorderly charges in return for a guilty plea to resisting arrest.  On April 12th, Hogue was given a 6-month stayed jail sentence and released on 2 years conditional discharge.

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6 comments
  1. Lol
    Lol
    September 27, 2023 at 7:46 pm

    Good god Scottie!

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  2. Bub hogue
    Bub hogue
    September 27, 2023 at 8:05 pm

    No Scotty noooo not the wambulance they atta boy.leave the keys in such a valuable vehicle but don’t worry white county will throw you up the river awhile on this one!!! Ps man you got that $50 you owe me?

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  3. Emm
    Emm
    September 28, 2023 at 12:24 pm

    Idiot! Hopefully no one died or had medical issues because of this ridiculous BS. It’s bad enough we already have so few ambulances here, yet your selfish self decides to disregard public safety/health to demonstrate what an arse you are. White county is too lenient on crime, yet seem confused as to why it’s an epidemic here. Some of us use judici and surrounding counties don’t put up with crime. Catch and release, like fishing here. Why?

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  4. Borchardt Penny
    Borchardt Penny
    September 28, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    What a dumb a** , really stealing the ambulance..wtf . !! Idiot

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  5. Ethan
    Ethan
    September 28, 2023 at 9:57 pm

    Goofy

    Reply
  6. Terrywconner
    Terrywconner
    October 5, 2023 at 9:25 am

    The struggle is real

    Reply

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