BRAZOS COUNTY, Texas - Four suspects in vehicle thefts and break-ins have been caught northeast of Bryan after a ground and air search throughout Sunday morning.
Two 17-year-olds and two 14-year-olds are in custody.
According to Brazos County Sheriff Chris Kirk, a resident near BDS Towing and Recovery in the 9300 block of Dilly Shaw Tap Road came across four people trying to break into a large diesel truck around 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Kirk says a vehicle had been stolen in Bryan overnight that the four suspects had used to get to BDS.
Unsuccessful in starting the diesel truck, the four suspects allegedly stole a pickup to leave BDS.
The four abandoned the pickup about a mile-and-a-half from BDS according to Kirk, who says deputies arrived and started chasing the four on foot.
The two 14-year-olds were detained a short time later, according to BCSO. The two 17-year-olds made their way into a wooded area, and a perimeter was set up.
Around noon, Kirk says one of the 17-year-olds was captured in the woods by a deputy. About an hour later, the other was captured.
A DPS helicopter out of Houston and a Bryan Police K9 unit assisted in the search.
Currently, the four suspects are charged with the theft of a vehicle at BDS, but additional charges are possible based on what the investigation reveals.
This story has been clarified with new information from BCSO, and will be updated as more information becomes available.