Teens Accused Of Trying To Cause Crashes On Rural Road

Teven Bowen (Jail photo)
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RIESEL (April 1, 2014) Four Riesel teenagers are facing charges after authorities say they left old televisions in the middle of a road and then waited for vehicles to crash into the discarded TVs.

The four were arrested Sunday morning.

Two boys and a girl were taken to the Bill Logue Juvenile Detention Center in Waco and the fourth, Teven Jay Bowen, 17, was ordered held in lieu of $1,000 bond charged with deadly conduct, the McLennan County online jail log showed.

The four were arrested after a Riesel police officer caught them leaving old the televisions in the middle of Farm-to-Market Road 1860 in Riesel, intending for vehicles to run into them.

At least one crash occurred, Riesel police Chief Danny Krumnow said Tuesday.

A homeowner who lives nearby heard a loud crash earlier that morning and was in the process of calling 911 when an officer on patrol spotted the four teens and stopped them, Krumnow said.

Krumnow said the four were picking up old TVs from yards where they'd been left for trash pick-up, taking them out to the road and placing them in traffic lanes.