Johnson City

Teen charged in with stealing dirt bike

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - A Johnson City teenager is facing felony charges after an investigation into the theft of dirt bikes.

Johnson City Police tell News 5, the investigation began April 4th in the Keystone Community, after reports of two juveniles riding dirt bikes in the area.

Officers say one of the juveniles was detained by police and informed officers he found the bike in the woods.  Police say they were unable to find an owner of the bikes, or confirm they were stolen, so the juvenile was released, and the bike was put into evidence.

Tuesday, April 8th, police say the owner of the bike was located, and that person confirmed the bike had been stolen.

The juvenile, a 14-year-old boy, was arrested and charged with felony theft of property.  He was released to his guardian.  He is expected to be in Johnson City Juvenile Court April 18th.

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