ABILENE, Texas - A homeless man is accused of stealing a pickup truck and then leading Abilene police on a chase.
According to the incident and arrest reports, 18-year-old Jonathan Thomas Castillo stole a 2001 Dodge pickup on Saturday afternoon from the Allsup's on Grape Street.
Police spotted the truck a short time later.
When police tried to stop Castillo, they say he “blew through a stop sign” at Grape and North 17th streets “in an attempt to get away.”
Castillo then jumped out of the truck and ran into an alley off North 18th and Merchant streets, where he was arrested. Police say he admitted that he stole the truck.
Castillo is charged with evading arrest/detention with a vehicle and theft of a motor vehicle. He’s being held on $15,000 bond.
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