Moorcroft man charged with theft of truck
January 7, 2021
Moorcroft man Brandon Wells has been charged with theft after allegedly taking a vehicle in the early hours of the morning and driving it to Montana.
On November 29, 2020, a Moorcroft Police Officer was contacted around 4:30 p.m. by the owner of a stolen vehicle that had been recovered in Miles City, Montana by Montana Highway Patrol. The truck had been taken at around 2 a.m. on November 29 from a property on West Converse Street.
The keys had been left in the vehicle. Shortly after, the officer was contacted by Montana Highway Patrol.
The trooper reported that he had noticed the stolen vehicle and thought it was out of place. Calling the number on the truck, he spoke with the owner and discovered he was unaware the truck was missing.
At that time, the trooper allegedly saw Wells looking around other vehicles. He asked Wells if he knew about the truck; Wells allegedly replied that he had stolen it from Moorcroft and was looking for a plane ride.
Wells faces one felony count of theft, with a maximum penalty of ten years of incarceration, a $10,000 fine or both.