Troopers Arrest Alleged Car Thief

The target of a police search is now behind bars, facing multiple charges.

Saturday afternoon, a state trooper noticed the locks on a truck had been popped.  A check of the license plate found the vehicle had been stolen out of Baytown.  When the trooper pulled over the driver, the man laid down in the road and later took off into a wooded area.  Authorities searched the stolen truck and found about 50 pounds of marijuana inside.

Before the evening was over, authorities arrested Michael Briscoe and charged him with evading arrest, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and possession of marijuana.