A Bryan man was arrested Friday after authorities say he was involved in stealing from an oil well site before leading deputies on a two-county car chase.

According to the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, investigators had received reports of batteries being stolen from an oil well site in the northwestern part of Brazos County. Deputies placed a battery with a tracker inside a storage building at the site, and in the early morning hours Friday, deputies were alerted the battery was in motion.

Deputies tracked the battery as it was being carried by a pickup through Brazos County and into Burleson County. Authorities activated lights and sirens and began chasing the truck through both counties for about an hour as large car and tractor batteries flew out of the truck bed. The truck’s driver jumped out of the moving vehicle along Traditions Drive in Bryan and ran. There is not a report of that person’s arrest.

The front-seat passenger, Colton Charles Regmund, 26, was taken into custody.

Regmund is charged with burglary of a building and theft, both state jail felonies punishable by up to two years in a state jail. He also is being held on three misdemeanor charges of theft and burglary of a vehicle. He remains in the Brazos County Jail on $58,000 bond.

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