22-year-old faces theft, fleeing misdemeanorsPublished 11:33am Wednesday, September 19, 2012
An Austin man was charged Tuesday in Mower County Court after police arrested him Sunday in connection with a theft in southwest Austin.
Justin Jereme Jolly, 22, faces gross misdemeanor theft, two misdemeanor charges for DWI and a misdemeanor charge for fleeing an officer.
Police went to apartments at the 200 block of 31st Street SW in Austin after they received a call at about 4 a.m. Sunday that a burglary could be in progress. The caller said he or she saw a person going back and forth from the apartment to a vehicle and heard glass breaking.
When police arrived, they saw a Chevy Suburban with many items outside and inside. A man lying on the ground behind the vehicle got up and ran into the apartments, according to the report.
Another person left the building shortly after and told police that someone ran into his bedroom. Police went inside and arrested Jolly. According to the court complaint, Jolly admitted he was drunk but denied stealing anything.
His initial appearance is Sept. 27.