Felony theft charges filed against Big Lake man

John William Morgan, 25, Big Lake, has been charged with one felony count of theft, taking a motor vehicle without the consent of the owner. He has also been charged with one gross misdemeanor count of theft, taking or using property without the consent of the owner.

The charges stem from a Jan. 12 incident when Morgan’s parents contacted the Little Falls Police Department stating their son had taken their Jeep motor vehicle and laptop from their home without their permission

Allegedly Morgan had spoken to his parents and admitted he had taken the missing items and he was returning them.

On Jan. 14, the Little Falls Police Department was told the vehicle had been abandoned in St. Cloud and the laptop had not been returned.

If found guilty, Morgan faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine.

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