NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches man will be arraigned in Henderson County on a theft charge after he allegedly stole a plane from a hangar in Athens.
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office arrested Terry Lynn Boozer, 56, Monday evening, near a private airstrip on County Road 536. When deputies arrived, they found the plane on the scene and the engine warm, Kerss said. When deputies spotted Boozer on the scene, he ran away, Kerss said. Deputies managed to catch him several minutes later.
Boozer made an appearance in Justice of the Peace Dorothy Tigner-Thompson's courtroom Tuesday morning, where she placed a $2,500 bond on the evading arrest charge. It was announced that Henderson County would be charging him with the theft offense, which is a second-degree felony, as the plane is valued at more than $100,000.
Henderson County authorities will transport Boozer back to Athens, where he will be arraigned on the theft charge.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit, deputies received a report of a stolen plane being landed on a private air strip. Investigators were told that Boozed had landed the plane and was inside the shop area. They went inside the shop and were told Boozer had run out the back door. The investigators went outside and saw Boozer running around the end of a fence and ran about 200 yards into a wooded area, according to the affidavit. One investigator entered the woods and eventually found Boozer trying to hide himself under leaves and fine straw, according to the affidavit.