A College Station man was arrested Thursday on accusations he stole a car.

According to College Station police, a person who lives on Oney Hervey Road reported Wednesday that a Chevrolet Tahoe had been stolen. The next day, a resident on the same street reported Christopher Dewayne Young Jr., 19, had trespassed.

While police were speaking with that person, they saw a Tahoe with a license plate that matched the stolen vehicle driving down the street and recognized the driver as Young. Police said Young abandoned the vehicle nearby. He was taken into custody.

Authorities wrote a letter to the judge requesting that Young’s bond be raised, saying the teen had “a total disregard for the law in this community.” Officials said in the letter Young has been arrested 13 times in two years.

Young is charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, a state jail felony punishable by up to two years in a state jail, and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and driving with no driver’s license.

He is being held in the Brazos County Jail on $17,300 bond.

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