BOZEMAN – Law enforcement say a Billings man accused of stealing a truck and giving a false name when pulled over by police on Sunday has 52 past convictions.
Clayton James Mascarena, 45, was seen in Gallatin County Justice Court on Monday, May 13, 2019, and faces a $50,000 bail.
According to charging documents, Mascarena was pulled over by a Bozeman Police officer Sunday afternoon after signaling incorrectly on West Mendenhall St.
During the stop, an officer noted the truck had a different Montana license plate on the back of the vehicle than the front.
Mascarena identified himself as “Robert Mascarena” with a birthdate of 1969 but told officers he didn’t have any documents with his name on it. He then gave officers his correct name and birthdate. He was arrested for driving while revoked and obstructing a peace officer.
Later on Sunday, May 12, 2019, law enforcement received information from Stillwater County that the vehicle Mascarena was driving had been reported as stolen.
During his court appearance, officials noted that Mascarena has 52 past convictions, including theft, assault, DUI, and PFMA. He is also registered as a violent offender.
Mascarena’s next court appearance is set for May 31, 2019.