January 19, 2018
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Mount Vernon man sentenced for ATV theft

The Associated Press
Updated:

AUGUSTA, Maine — A Mount Vernon man who stole a neighbor’s all-terrain vehicle and used it to haul scrap before stripping it for scrap has been sentenced to 2½ years in jail.

Ernest Gagnon Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, and one count each of theft by unauthorized use of property, theft of services and criminal mischief, all occurring between Feb. 1 and 8 in Mount Vernon, Waterville and Oakland.

The Kennebec Journal reports he also pleaded guilty to a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, which involved the Feb. 10, 2010, theft of two ATVs in Mount Vernon.

He was also ordered to pay nearly $1,700 in restitution.


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