Police: Texas man wanted on charges tried to hide in chicken coop

SAN ANTONIO — A Texas man wanted on several charges tried to elude deputies by hiding in a chicken coop before leading authorities on a chase.

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Ivan E. Kuritof, 23, was originally being sought on active warrants for assault, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and burglary, KSAT reported. After he was detained Thursday, charges of evading arrest were added, according to Bexar County online court records.

Bail was set at $5,000, records show.

Bexar County sheriff’s deputies located Kuritof on Thursday in the western part of the county at about 10:30 a.m. CDT, the television station reported. When deputies attempted to detain Kuritof, he allegedly fled the scene before hiding underneath a nearby home, according to WOAI reported.

With the help of a K-9, deputies were able to apprehend Kuritof, the television station reported.

Kuritof will be arraigned in court on July 20, according to online records.

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