NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested two serial offenders on Wednesday after they were allegedly caught riding around on a stolen Polaris ATV and led law enforcement on a merry chase through several private yards and down county roads.
Trevor Dean Knigge, 23, and Jessica Danelle Kerr, 28, both of Nacogdoches, are both still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail. Each of them was charged with third-degree felony theft between $20,000 and $100,000 and state-jail felony evading arrest or detention with a vehicle. Knigge was also charged with Class A misdemeanor evading arrest or detention.
No bail has been set for their charges at this time.
According to a press release, ACSO were dispatched out to County Road 710 on Tuesday in reference to a suspicious vehicle being parked on private land. When the deputies arrived on the scene, they identified the occupants of the side-by-side ATV as two known suspects that had been arrested recently and were out on bond.
After getting information that Knigge and Kerr were probably riding around on an ATV that had been stolen in the City of Nacogdoches, the deputies started patrolling the area. A short time later, they found the two suspects on CR 723.
According to the press release, Knigge and Kerr fled on the ATV. They went through several private yards and down county roads, and after about a five-minute pursuit, the deputies ended the pursuit on CR 724. Both suspects were taken into custody after Knigge allegedly resisted arrest.
Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason Bridges said that before Wednesday, Knigge and Kerr were out on bond for a previous arrest in Nacogdoches County.
Knigge was arrested four different times in March and has made bond on those charges. He is also currently on probation on another arrest that occurred during the first part of this year. Kerr was also out on bond on two other felony arrests that occurred in January and March, the press release stated.
The press release stated that the ATV was valued at $20,000. It has been turned over to the Nacogdoches Police Department.