Soldiers Arrested in Stolen Plane Case

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

The case of a stolen sport aircraft leads to two Fort Hood soldiers.

The Bell County District Attorney's Office has charged 18 year old Zachary Arenz and 18 year old Jacob Kroese with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after the two confessed to stealing the aircraft.
Arenz and Kroese were escorted by Fort Hood authorities to the Killeen Police Department where they remain in custody; their bond has been set at $50,000 each.

Dave Wesley's year-long passion of flying his ultra light aircraft took a crash landing when Arenz and Kroese left his plane bent and busted.
For Wesley this unauthorized joy ride will end up costing several thousand dollars.
Anywhere from a third to one-half the cost of the entire aircraft.

"Flying was an enjoyment of my life. I'm retired military. Something I really enjoyed. Now they took my hobby away," says Wesley.

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