EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMan Pleads In Heavy Equipment Theft Ring Case In Carter County
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Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Mamie Buoy
Reported: Oct. 22, 2013 3:38 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 22, 2013 5:03 PM EDT
Grayson , Carter County , Kentucky
A Carter County man accused in a $1 million theft ring of heavy equipment that spanned three states has agreed to a plea.
John Buckner, 63, of Grayson was sentenced to 10 years in prison and must pay more than $46,000 in restitution. Buckner was charged with 24 counts of receiving stolen property. He was scheduled for trial on Tuesday but agreed to the plea, prosecutors said.
The Carter County Commonwealth Attorney's Office said Buckner was involved in a heavy equipment theft ring that stretched across Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. Prosecutors said more than $1 million in equipment was taken from construction companies and rental companies.
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