A Perry teenager was arrested by officers of the Perry Police Department Sunday about 5:30 p.m. after allegedly stealing a vehicle and then leading law enforcement on a brief chase before he was taken into custody.
Brando Burgos, 19, of 1608 Fourth St. in Perry was arrested by Perry Police on charges of second-degree theft and eluding and on a Dallas County warrant for failure to appear on original charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
The incident began when an officer of the Perry Police Department attempted to make a traffic stop in the 400 block of First Avenue on a vehicle reported stolen. The suspect attempted to elude law enforcement by driving eastward on Center Street.
After a brief pursuit, the vehicle Burgos was driving was stopped in the 1200 block of Ann Street, where he was arrested.
Burgos is being held in the Dallas County Jail on $7,290 bond. He is scheduled to make an initial appearance in Dallas County Magistrate Court Monday at 9 a.m.
In October Burgos was arrested by Perry Police on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct. An arrest warrant was issued Nov. 20 after he failed to appear for a hearing in Dallas County District Court.
Burgos is awaiting sentencing Nov. 30 after pleading guilty to a charge of first-offense possession of marijuana stemming from an arrest by Perry Police in April. He pleaded guilty in August in Polk County District Court for failure to disperse.
ThePerryNews.com will update this story as information becomes available.
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