Rockton Man Faces Felony Charges After Allegedly Confessing to Theft of Vehicle

crime-newsYOUNG TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Rockton man has been arrested for felony theft and related charges following an incident that occurred on Woodland Avenue Extension, in Young Township, Jefferson County.

According to court documents, criminal charges have been filed against 37-year-old Jason Robert Thomas, of Rockton.

According to a criminal complaint, it was reported to State Police that a 2004 dark blue Chevrolet Colorado was stolen around 3:59 a.m. on December 11, 2015, from a business property on Woodland Avenue Extension

The complaint indicates that around 6:42 p.m. on February 26, Sandy Township Police Department received a phone call from a known man who observed a suspected stolen vehicle matching the description of the Chevrolet Colorado in a known restaurant parking lot in DuBois. Upon arrival, police observed the Chevrolet Colorado and confirmed it was the vehicle that was reported stolen.

Sandy Township Police Officers located the individual who was in possession of the stolen vehicle and identified him as Jason Robert Thomas, the complaint states.

Thomas allegedly gave a written confession to the crime, the complaint continues.

He faces the following charges:

  • Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Felony 3
  • Receiving Stolen Property, Felony 3

Unable to post $50,000.00 (10% monetary) bail, he was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.

A date for the preliminary hearing has not yet been set.

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