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Johnson County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a disturbance call at 3:46 a.m. Saturday in the 3500 block of County Road 401.

A woman said she and her boyfriend Tyler Wayne Wilt, 35, of Burleson, got into an argument while they were traveling out of state. 

The woman told deputies that “during the argument, she got out of the vehicle and Wilt drove away from the area in a white van type vehicle.”

The white van drove by while deputies were talking to the woman, according to reports. A deputy got into his patrol vehicle to look for the van and soon after found it parked in the 6800 block of Farm-to-Market Road 2415.

Wilt told the deputy his name was Steven Wilt, according to reports, and said, “he is not going to provide any more information regarding the incident.” 

Reports contain no details of the alleged incident or argument.

Police arrested Wilt after a check of the van showed it to be stolen from Las Vegas.

A deputy along with an Alvarado officer had to “physically place” Wilt in the patrol vehicle during which time Wilt several times kicked the vehicle’s rear door open several times. 

Wilt allegedly told officers that if he’s going to jail, he is going to go for a good reason.

Wilt continued kicking the door to the point that the door frame was beginning to bend, according to reports, and continued kicking while en route to jail.

Officers noted afterward that Wilt had damaged the rear driver door frame to the point that the door no longer closed all the way.

Officers charged Wilt with burglary of motor vehicle, unauthorized use of vehicle, resisting arrest, criminal mischief and failure to provide identification. McBroom set his bonds at $13,500.

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