EVANGELINE PARISH, LA — Three teens were arrested last week after they were caught operating a stolen ATV and dirt bikes on a public roadway.
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reports that the incident occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 23. We’re told agents were notified about the off-road vehicles that were being driven down Highway 374 about 6 miles south of the town of Mamou.
Officials say Brandon P. Langley attempted to outrun agents after they made contact. He was apprehended after a brief chase.
The two additional suspects, Kaleb A. May, 17, and Devonne T. Sias, 17, were also detained. At that point agents learned that the vehicles had been reported stolen earlier in the week from the Rayne area. All three live in the Eunice area.
Possession of stolen property brings up to a $3,000 fine and 10 years in jail. Flight from an officer carries a $150 to $500 fine and up to six months in jail. Operating an ATV and dirt bikes on a public roadway brings up to a $175 fine and 30 days in jail.