Man who pleaded guilty to bridge theft given two years of probation

By Gary Scott on November 24, 2015 at 12:44pm

A Greene County man who pleaded guilty in September in the case of a missing bridge has been sentenced.

Forty-six-year-old Matthew Tucker of rural Carrollton pleaded guilty to theft of government property. He was sentenced in Greene County Court last week to 48 months of probation with a monthly fee of 25 dollars. A restitution hearing and status is scheduled for March 9th of next year, according to court records.

Tucker was accused of taking an iron bridge in Kane Township in March. Greene County Sheriff Rob McMillen reported that the bridge was found on Tucker’s property in pieces in April.

Tucker was also arrested for fleeing and attempting to elude a peace officer and unlawful possession of methamphetamine after allegedly leading Greene County Deputies on a three-mile chase in April. Those charges, as well as a secondary theft charge, were dropped as part of the plea agreement.