A car thief tracked down by police using sandwich wrappers he left in the stolen vehicle has pleaded guilty to felony theft in Red Willow County.
MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) - The McCook Daily Gazette (http://bit.ly/Jipr9W) says 27-year-old Merrill Johnston of McCook pleaded guilty to the reduced theft charge and misdemeanor charge of forgery late last month.
Johnston was implicated after McCook police found a stolen van left in Atwood, Kan. Sandwich wrappers from a Wal-Mart store were found in the van and investigators were able to identify the store. Police obtained a video of Johnston buying the sandwiches with a stolen check, as well as a video of him leaving the store in the stolen van.
Johnston is set to be sentenced on July 2.
Information from: McCook Daily Gazette, http://www.mccookgazette.com
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