SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the San Augustine County Sheriff's Office arrested an 18-year-old man Monday after he allegedly ran from SACSO deputies on a stolen ATV, side-swiped a patrol unit, and then fled into a nearby wooded area on foot.
Chase Remington Burks, of San Augustine, is still being held in the San Augustine County jail on a first-degree aggravated assault of a public servant charge, a third-degree aggravated assault of a public servant charge, a state-jail felony theft between $2,500 and $30,000 charge, a state-jail evading arrest with a vehicle charge, and a Class A misdemeanor evading arrest charge.
Collectively, Burks' bail amount has been set at $235,000.
According to Chief Gary Cunningham with the San Augustine County Sheriff's Office, they got a tip that said a number of young men were riding all-terrain vehicles and raising a ruckus near his home.
When SACSO deputies went to check it out, Burks allegedly ran from their patrol units on a four-wheeled ATV. During the chase, he sideswiped a SACSO patrol sergeant's vehicle, causing minor damage to it, Cunningham said.
Cunningham also said that Burks threw the lid from a cooler full of beer at one of the pursuing deputies' patrol units.
At one point, Burks abandoned the ATV and fled into a nearby wooded area on fight. SACSO deputies caught and arrested him a short time later.