YORK – An 18-year-old Minatare man turned himself in for stealing a pickup and has now been bound over to District Court for arraignment.
Mauricio Warfield has been charged with theft of property with a value of more than $5,000, which is a Class 2A felony that carries a possible maximum sentence of 20 years in prison upon conviction.
According to court documents, Warfield walked into the York Police Department and announced that he stole a vehicle.
He explained to an officer that he stole a white Ford F250 pickup and it was parked outside the police department.
The dispatcher received confirmation regarding the stolen vehicle from the Gering Police Department.
The reporting officer said in court documents that Warfield told him “he stole the vehicle on the street in front of a home. He said he stole the vehicle to go to Lincoln to fight some people.” And he said further, “he only turned himself in because his grandmother told him to.”
He was arrested and the vehicle was towed.
A preliminary hearing was held in York County Court and probable cause was found, in order for the case to proceed.