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Charges in Theft of Construction Machinery

(La Porte, IN) - Charges have been filed in connection with a stolen piece of heavy machinery in La Porte. Hunter Ferguson, 22, is charged in La Porte Circuit Court with theft.


According to police, a skid steer and trailer were taken in May from the Whispering Meadows subdivision, where many new homes are being constructed.


Over two months later, police said the trailer was located outside Ferguson’s home on Heinz Street. Police said the yellow trailer had been painted black. The skid steer was not found on the property.


The stolen items belonged to Mitch Feikes Construction. Police said Ferguson was confronted, and following some physical contact, Feikes wound up on the ground.


Ferguson could receive an up to 30-month sentence on the level 6 felony charge.

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