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Former Ft. Campbell Soldier Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Property

U.S. Attorney’s Office September 28, 2010
  • Western District of Kentucky (502) 582-5911

PADUCAH, KY—Jonathon Morgan Harris, age 24, of Detroit, Michigan, pled guilty on September 27, 2010, to theft of government property, United States Attorney David J. Hale of the Western District of Kentucky announced today.

Harris admitted that at some time between about January 6, 2009, and January 11, 2009, the defendant entered on Ft. Campbell military base in Christian County, Kentucky in the Western District of Kentucky, and stole a 2002 white in color, four-door Chevrolet Blazer motor vehicle, VIN: 1GNCS13W32K204478, for his personal use. The vehicle was owned by a United States government agency, the General Services Administration, and had a value of about $8,300.

The maximum potential penalties are 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and supervised release for a period of three years.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Sparks, and it was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division.

The plea was entered before Thomas B. Russell, Chief Judge, United States District Court, Paducah, Kentucky.

Harris is scheduled to be sentenced before Chief Judge Russell on January 11, 2011, at 12:00 noon, in Paducah, Kentucky.

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