Two men intent on trying to buy a trailer with a stolen
credit card were foiled in the act and spent the evening in Chambers
County Jail. Chambers County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Randy Van
Deventer arraigned Myles Curtis Akins of Austin and Michael Anthony
Barrientos of San Antonio. Akins was charged with felony credit card
abuse. There was a no bond hold placed on Akins for a charge in Bexar
County in addition to a $15,000 bond in Chambers County.
who opted the make the day more interesting for deputies, was charged
with felonies evading arrest detention and credit card abuse in addition
to misdemeanor fail to identify. Bond for him was set at $35000.
men were taken into custody at Extreme Trailers of Texas off of I-10 on
April 29. A Chambers County deputy was dispatched to the location in
reference a man attempting to use a stolen credit card. It was
discovered Akins, 25, had an outstanding felony theft warrant out of
Bexar County and he was subsequently placed in custody.
approached Barrientos, 27, who was the driver of a Dodge Ram 1500
four-door truck waiting in the parking lot to get the trailer.
deputy approached Barrientos and instructed him to exit the vehicle.
Barrientos was reportedly acting nervous, moving around and not
following orders. He placed the vehicle in drive and attempted to make
his getaway. The deputy purposely shot out the front right tire.
Barrientos accelerated through the parking lot and struck several
trailers. Unable to exit the parking lot and suffering a flat tire left
Barrientos to reassess and his options. Rather than submit to the
deputy, he fled into an open field
Additional deputies responded and set up a perimeter. It led to the capture of the fugitive.
search of Barrientos’ vehicle led to the discovery of firearms, more
stolen credit cards and birth certificates not belonging to Akins or