A 32-year-old Athens resident remained in the Henderson County Jail on Monday after he was arrested while riding a stolen 4-wheeler.
Michael Aaron Lynch was booked on Saturday for theft of property $2,500 to $29,000. Bond was set at $30,000 on the charge.
Assistant Chief Rodney Williams III said the arrest occurred shortly after noon when Cpl. Christopher Saylors made contact with Lynch near the intersection of 6th Street and Jonathan Street in northwest Athens. Saylors determined the 4-wheeler had been reported stolen by the Henderson County Sheriff's Office.
Williams said when Lynch could not give information concerning how he came into possession of the vehicle, he was placed under arrest. The ATV was removed by Athens Wrecker.
Lynch has been arrested several times in Henderson County. He was indicted in 2018 on a burglary charge. In January, Lynch entered a guilty plea and was given deferred adjudication and ordered to perform community service.
In other APD activity, the driver of a vehicle evaded arrest at an attempted traffic stop on Sunday and faces charges. Williams said the driver was not arrested at the time, but officers believe they know his identity and the case will be turned over to the district attorney's office.
Reports show Cpl. William Carlow attempted the stop at 7:36 p.m. in the 100 block of W. Cayuga Drive. The driver ran from the vehicle wearing a gray T-shirt, and black pants. He headed south on Cayuga toward Mill Run Road.
Carlow spoke to a passenger in the vehicle and was given the name of the man who fled. The vehicle was towed by H and H Wrecker Service.