Teen steals motorcycle, gets caught

By Kristen Tribe | Published Saturday, April 26, 2014

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Decatur Police officers Tuesday arrested a 15-year-old riding a stolen motorcycle.

He was on the run from Denton County and was in an altercation with another teen before being arrested at Harmon Park at 4:30 p.m.

Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins said the juvenile was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and burglary of a habitation.

He had stolen the motorcycle in Denton County and led officers on a chase, eventually eluding them, Monday night.

Denton County officials notified Decatur PD that the youth could be in the area. Hoskins said it’s believed the teen had a disagreement with his parents and fled to Wise County. The family previously lived in Decatur, and the boy still has friends in town.

Hoskins said the teenager spent some time with another teen Tuesday at a home in the 200 block of Oak Street. He left the house and when he returned, was not allowed back inside. Hoskins said the boy kicked in the front door, and the teen inside the house stabbed him in the arm with a butter knife.

Decatur officers finally tracked him down in Harmon Park where they placed him under arrest and recovered the motorcycle.

Hoskins said the boy’s stab wound was treated at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur, and he was transported by Wise County sheriff’s deputies to the Denton County Juvenile Detention Center.

He had been recently released from the facility before stealing the motorcycle this week.

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