Boot Camp has been recommended for a 24-12 months-vintage Gillette guy worried about the robbery of 3 motorcycles inside the closing 18 months — all of which he spray-painted to conceal their identities.
Thomas L. Cooper was given 3 consecutive sentences of 30 to 60 months in jail for robbery and two counts of concealing or removing stolen property and fined $10,000 on each count. District Judge John R. Perry advocated he is located inside the Youthful Offender Program in Newcastle (Boot Camp) for the crimes.
It started in September 2017 while the proprietors of a stolen dust motorbike diagnosed it being advertised on the market on Facebook and arranged to satisfy him to buy it.
The dad whose daughter’s $1, one hundred dirt motorbike was stolen met with Cooper at 12:30 p.M. on Sept. 10, 2017, at 711 Express Drive. Cooper had the dust motorcycle, which has been spray-painted to change its coloration, within the again of his pickup and became looking to sell it for $three hundred, in keeping with court documents.
The guy verified that the VIN was similar to his daughter’s dirt bike and then tried to stall until police arrived with the aid of haggling over the rate. He told Cooper he’d buy it for $200 coins because’s all of the cash that the ATM might deliver him.
When police pulled up a couple of minutes later, they blocked the truck from at the back of, and Cooper, who was status in the mattress of the truck, jumped down and took off running as soon as he saw the officer, in step with the affidavit.
Police used a stun gun to stop him. However, he persisted in being uncooperative.
In addition to being charged with concealing stolen assets, Cooper became charged with interference with a peace officer, which earned him a 180-day prison sentence to be served before the felonies.
While Cooper became in prison on that charge, a Gillette guy obtained a cellphone call from Cooper’s sister asking him to shop for a motorcycle. After it changed into dropped off, he was known as police because the idea it becomes peculiar that the motorbike had been spray-painted white and that its intended owner changed into a prison.
It grew to become out that the bike, a blue and white 2003 Yamaha worth $1,250, has been suggested stolen Sept. 1. Hilltop Drive’s proprietor stated that he had leaned against the east aspect of his trailer house on Aug. 30, 2017, and determined it was missing on Sept. 1, 2017.
At the prison, Cooper told deputies that he’d been advised about the bike and that he had a woman pressure him there and drove off with it, later spray-portray it white, in step with court files.
In the maximum recent case, Cooper changed into charged with concealing stolen assets after deputies went to his house on July 21 to serve a legal warrant on him because he’d been seen driving a small motorbike up and down the road.
No one replied to the door, and as deputies had been on foot again to their car, they saw him on foot across the nook pushing a small bike. When he saw the officials, he grew to become round, dropped the bike, ran, and jumped a fence. A deputy caught him and arrested him, in step with court docket documents.
They checked out the motorbike, and the VIN got here returned as stolen a month in advance. The $1,2 hundred pink Apollo had been spray-painted black and white and had a couple of stickers all over it. Deputies found outlines of spray paint that matched the motorbike outlines in the back yard of the residence in keeping with court files.
Cooper also changed into charged with and pleaded responsible to interference with a peace officer, a misdemeanor, for strolling from deputies, each of which earned him a hundred and eighty-day sentences in prison, to be served concurrently with the other interference price with credit score for 156 days served.
Perry additionally assessed him $2,480 in costs and ordered him to pay $1,026 in restitution.