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Rural Sweet Springs man charged with receiving stolen property

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A rural Sweet Springs man has been charged with class C felony receiving stolen property, according to Saline County court records.

George L. Holt, 46, was charged after Marshall police stopped a vehicle Friday, Jan. 25, that had license plates belonging to a pickup truck that had been reported stolen in Sedalia.

Sheriff's deputies helping with the investigation allegedly found the stolen vehicle at Holt's residence.

The plates belonging to the vehicle stopped by MPD were on the stolen truck, according to the sheriff's department report.

Holt told deputies he was given the truck by someone he knew only as "Robert" so he could do maintenance work on it.

Bond was set at $7,500, cash or surety.

If convicted, Holt could face up to seven years in Missouri Department of Corrections or up to one year in the county jail and/or up to a $5,000 fine.

Editor's note: Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.

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