Man accused of stealing from Kansas animal lab acquitted
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a man accused of stealing equipment from an animal laboratory at the University of Kansas.
The Douglas County jury found 37-year-old Matthew Reynard not guilty of one count of burglary and two counts of theft.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports Reynard was accused of taking thousands of dollars of equipment, such as a veterinary camera, from Malott Hall in June. He also was accused of person items from a man who worked at the Animal Care Unit.
At the time, police said the lost items were valued at $13,000.
Reynard was released from the Douglas County Jail Thursday.
The animal care unit cares for all teaching and research animals on the Lawrence campus.
Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com