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Man arrested in possession of stolen truck, stolen mail

A man was arrested after he was found in possession of a stolen truck with stolen mail inside. Read the full press release below:

On March 13th, 2019, Deputy Cpl. Lance Butler responded to a report of a stolen truck from Webb City that was last seen heading north bound on 43 Hwy from Jasper County. We had received reports that the vehicle had been driving through people’s yards. The truck was located just south of Hwy 160 on 43 Hwy. The vehicle was stuck in a field behind a barn.

The suspect, later identified as Richard McDonald Jr. was located with the vehicle. McDonald was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Barton County Jail. The investigation is being conducted by the Barton County Sheriff’s Office. During the investigation, stolen Mail from Mail Boxes along 43 highways was located inside the stolen truck. The Sheriff’s Office will be in contact with those victims in those cases. The report has been sent to the Barton County Prosecuting Attorney Mike Smalley for formal filing of criminal charges.

On March 14th a warrant was issued to McDonald for the criminal charge of tampering with a motor vehicle. He is incarcerated at the Barton County Jail on a $5,000 cash or surety bond. McDonald also has other criminal charges out of Jasper County.

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