Moorhead Man Handed Prison Sentence for Stealing Vehicle in Detroit Lakes

Moorhead Man Handed Prison Sentence for Stealing Vehicle in Detroit Lakes Click to Enlarge

DETROIT LAKES, MN--A Moorhead man is sentenced to just over a year and a half in prison for stealing a vehicle from a parking lot of a Detroit Lakes bar in January. Sentenced Tuesday in Becker County District Court was 30 year old Justin Thompson for stealing a vehicle out of the parking lot of the Northside Bar on January 2nd. The vehicle owner reported to police his vehicle along with $3000 worth of tools inside was stolen from the lot on January 2nd. Through the investigation video footage from the bar's surveillance camera showed a man, identified as Thompson, checking the doors of numerous parked vehicles and finally entering and leaving in one. The police investigation led to finding the vehicle parked in a garage at a Detroit Lakes residence. Thompson is sentenced to 19 months in prison for Theft. A second count of Theft of a Motor Vehicle was dismissed.

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