Police: Teenager tried to steal Humvee from National Guard armory in Hutchinson
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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) – A teenager attempted to steal a military Humvee worth over $ 100,000 from the National Guard armory in Hutchinson and threw an ax at an armory staff member who attempted to arrest him, police said.
Hutchinson news reports that prosecutors charged the 16-year-old Nickerson in Reno County District Court with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, felony theft and criminal trespassing. He remains in juvenile detention.
Hutchinson Police Lt. Dustin Loepp said the teenager jumped a fence at the armory on Wednesday and barged into at least three Humvees.
The first, it could not start. The second he started but couldn’t get him to move, Loepp said.
On the third, he was able to move it, but quickly found out that he couldn’t drive it because the steering wheel was stuck.
Loepp said after the vehicle was moved, the military ran out and opened the door. Loepp said the teenager then used an ax he took from the second Humvee and attempted to hit one of the armory workers with it, but missed.
Court records show that juvenile prosecutors also charged the teenager in mid-August with aggravated assault and battery against a law enforcement officer, as well as aggravated assault and battery with severe assault. deadly weapon and assault and battery.