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Grand jury may probe $1M theft of Douglas County tires

April 18, 2019

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A Douglas County judge says he’ll impanel a grand jury to consider charges in the theft of $1 million worth of tires from the county in 2017 as long as the county pays for the investigation.

The Record-Courier reports Judge Tod Young sent a letter to county commissioners that says the probe could cost up to $100,000.

State agents investigated the case but no charges were filed.

The target of the investigation was Motor Pool Supervisor Chris Oakden, who was killed in a head-on collision in April 2017 on his way to speak with state investigators about the thefts. He was accused of purchasing tires that didn’t fit county vehicles and selling them to a variety of parties.

The attorney general’s office determined in December there was insufficient evidence to prove anyone other than Oakden committed any crimes.

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Information from: Gardnerville Record-Courier, http://www.recordcourier.com