Walker sentenced for theft; felony aiding and abetting dismissed

Bradley Joe Walker, 20, Little Falls, was sentenced Aug. 29, in Morrison County District Court, with one gross misdemeanor count of theft with indifference to the owner’s rights.

On Dec. 10, 2011, a report was received of three mini-motorcycles stolen from a trailer home near Fort Ripley. The value of the two dirt bikes and one motorcycle was set at $4,150.

On Dec. 11, 2011, a report was received of a juvenile riding a motorcycle that matched the description of the one stolen. The witness asked the rider if he could purchase the motorcycle and was told to meet at a local body shop.

A Morrison County deputy was given access to the body shop’s property where he found two bikes. The owner was called and identified the bikes as the ones stolen from him.

Walker and two other individuals conspired to steal the motorcycles, drove to the trailer and brought the bikes back to Little Falls. Walker took one to his girlfriend’s home where it was later found.

Walker was sentenced to 365 days in jail stayed 359 days for one year. He was given credit for three days of time served. He was fined $135 and given supervised probation for one year.

Dismissed against Walker was one felony count of third degree aiding and abetting a burglary. Assistant Attorney Todd Kosovich said those charges were dismissed because a gross misdemeanor theft/temporary use fit the circumstances better than burglary.