NACOGDOCHES — A tip from an 8-year-old boy has helped deputies recover a plane reported stolen from an East Texas airport. The Cessna 182 turned up missing Jan. 28 from a hangar at Athens Municipal Airport.
Nacogdoches County Sheriff Thomas Kerss says online stories about the theft included the plane’s U.S. registration, or N-number.
Kerss says the boy Monday afternoon noticed a plane had landed on a nearby private airstrip. The child went to a computer, verified the tail’s N-number was the same as the stolen aircraft, then told his father. Deputies were notified and arrested Terry Lynn Boozer near the airstrip. He is being held without bond on theft and evading arrest charges.
Boozer will be transferred to Henderson County, where the plane was reported stolen.