Thomas Charles Bardrick(above), 20, of Fort Smith has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Muskogee to interstate transportation of stolen property. The charge is punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment and up to a $250,000 fine or both.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma in Muskogee, reported the indictment of Bardrick alleged that on or about April 15, 2015, Bardrick unlawfully transported six zero turn mowers, valued at $5,000 or more, knowing the mowers to have been stolen.
The charge resulted from an investigation by the Sallisaw Police Department, the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office, and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. The mowers were stolen from Taylor Rentals and valued at a total of about $30,000. The mowers were later recovered by Fort Smith police.
Judge Steven P. Shreder accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States in the case.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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