NASHVILLE, TN --- A Tennessee state trooper arrested a convicted felon from Texas on misdemeanor drug charges, traffic charges, and a parole violation following a traffic stop Thursday on Interstate-40 in Haywood County.
Trooper Grant Montgomery, who was assigned to work with the West Tennessee Drug Task Force, stopped a 2012 black Ford Focus for a traffic violation (following too closely) on eastbound I-40 near the 46 mile marker. The driver, Mark Alan Boger, 51, of Diana, Texas, did not have proof of financial responsibility. Boger told the trooper he was unemployed, had left his father's house in Texas following a family fight, and was travelling to parts unknown to try and find work and get a fresh start.
While speaking with Boger, Trooper Montgomery discovered that he had been convicted for especially aggravated armed robbery in Texas. Boger stated that he had completed 15 years of a 40 year sentence and was on parole. Through further investigation, Trooper Montgomery discovered that Boger was, in fact, on parole and did not have permission to leave Texas. Trooper Montgomery also discovered that Boger had been allegedly smoking crack cocaine for the previous three days and was in possession of a crack pipe, a violation of his parole and Tennessee law.
Trooper Montgomery contacted the Texas Department of Parole and Probation then arrested Boger for possession of drug paraphernalia, following too closely, and no proof of insurance. Trooper Montgomery transported Boger to the Haywood County Jail. Boger appeared in court this morning in Haywood County. He waived extradition and is waiting to be transported back to Texas where he must complete the remaining 25 years of his original sentence in the Texas Penal System.