Sugar Land man is held in attempted theft of cart
A Sugar Land man was in the Nueces County Jail on Monday, March 12, in lieu of $5,000 bond, on a charge of stealing a golf cart in Port Aransas on Saturday, March 10.
Workers at a resort in the 5600 block of State Hwy. 361 told police they saw the man, identified as Timothy Steven Gangstead, 30, get in the golf cart and start to drive it away.
They stopped the cart and held Gangstead until officers arrived.
They said the cart had been parked in front of the office with the keys in it when they saw Gangstead get in, along with another man, and try to drive off.
The other man was not charged, police reports show.
Vehicle theft, known technically as unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, is a state jail felony. If he’s convicted, Gangstead faces between 180 days and two years in a state jail, plus a fine of up to $10,000.