TEXARKANA, Texas -- Two teenagers have been arrested after fleeing from police during a vehicle burglary investigation.
Kenyi Williams, 17, and a 16-year-old juvenile were arrested Tuesday night on charges of evading arrest, according to Texarkana Texas Police Department. Williams was taken to the Bi-State Justice Center jail, where his bail was set at $10,000. The juvenile is being held at the juvenile detention center.
Police expect additional charges related to the vehicle burglaries, said Shawn Vaughn, police spokesman.
The Police Department and Bowie County Sheriff's Office were investigating vehicle burglaries near Arista Apartments.
A sheriff's deputy had been sent to a neighborhood off Moores Lane after a caller said he had seen three men trying to get into vehicles and then walking toward the apartment building.
Lt. Jeremy Courtney and officer Dustin Johnson were the first to arrive and quickly located two of the men inside the complex. When they saw the officers, they both took off running and managed to disappear, according to police.
Johnson reportedly saw Williams get out of a car in the parking lot. Williams allegedly tried to flee but was quickly apprehended after he ran along a creek and tried to hide in a wooded area along McKnight Road, according to police.
Minutes after Williams arrest, Sgt. D.E. Evans found a juvenile sweating profusely and lying down on the ground behind a business in the 3300 block of Richmond Road. While he initially tried to tell Evans that two unknown men had just tried to rob him, the juvenile's story fell apart when Johnson identified him as one of two suspects who ran from him, according to police.
Police reportedly found property in the juvenile's pockets that they traced back to a vehicle that had just been burglarized.
Anyone who lives in the area whose vehicle recently was burglarized is asked to contact the Police Department at 903-798-3116.
overnight to contact them so they can hopefully get stolen property returned.