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Judges stolen truck leads to drug arrests

Thursday, May 7, 2009

District Court Judge Mark Johnson's truck was stolen from Slick Rock Campground and abandoned near Clayton Street in Hardy after a juvenile emptied the contents into the nearby woods.

The morning of April 27 fireman Jim Griffin located the red truck abandoned in the street near his house. Upon Hardy Police Chief Ernie Rose' identifying the vehicle as belonging to Johnson and making contact with him, Johnson contacted his son, who was in possession of the vehicle the previous night at the Slick Rock campground.

Upon examination, the truck appeared to have ran into something white leaving paint on the bumper and hood.

The truck was impounded at John's Auto Towing service.

During the time frame of the theft, Kerry Wayne Evans' house in Woodland Hills was broken into with a pistol being stolen. The entry was gained by ramming the garage door open.

Rose said a juvenile was charged in the theft of the vehicle, but the owner did not press charges for the pistol theft.

April 29 during the investigation and attempt to recover the stolen pistol, Rose made two drug related arrests on 2nd Street in Hardy.

18-year-old Kyle Rickman and 19-year-old Wesley Thomas Mead were both charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

The pistol was recovered and returned to the owner.

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