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Truck theft lands man in prison

February 9, 2019

A Beatrice man was sentenced to two years in prison after police found him driving a stolen pickup last year.

Rhory M. Ivy, 36, was sentenced in Gage County District Court Thursday to two years incarceration for theft by receiving stolen property valued at $1,500-$5,000. He was initially charged with theft by receiving stolen property valued at more than $5,000, but the charge was reduced as part of an agreement.

His prison term will be followed by a year of post release supervision, which is similar to probation.

Ivy was arrested last June after a Beatrice police officer was dispatched to the area of Fifth and Garfield streets for reports that a stolen vehicle at the intersection.

The reporting party was a friend of the vehicle’s owner, court documents state.

The plates didn’t match the 1979 GMC pickup, and the residents in the front yard said the vehicle was Ivy’s. Ivy was in the back yard at the time and police were told he drove the truck to the residence.

Ivy told police the vehicle didn’t belong to him and he was placed under arrest. Court documents state the vehicle was stolen out of Saline County.

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