Md. Man Gets 18 Months in Neighbor's Tractor Theft - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Md. Man Gets 18 Months in Neighbor's Tractor Theft

Posted:
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP)- A Montgomery County man will spend the next 18 months in jail after being caught riding his neighbor's stolen $10,000 tractor.

The tractor, used for mowing grass, plowing snow and moving mulch, went missing from its owners' shed in Ashton in July 2012.

Montgomery County detectives hadn't made much progress when the homeowners spotted the tractor in May 2013. It was being used by their neighbor, 44-year-old Michael Murphy.

Police say Murphy had filed off the tractor's serial and engine numbers, and had paperwork for a similar tractor he bought in 2006. But detectives later matched Murphy's tractor with the stolen one using a transmission serial number.

Murphy was convicted of theft this summer and was sentenced to 18 months in jail Friday.

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Police Arrest A Baltimore Man for Unsolved Murder of UMES Student

    Police Arrest A Baltimore Man for Unsolved Murder of UMES Student

    Maryland State Police arrested 25-year-old Davonta M. Braxton, of Baltimore, Md.

    Officers say Braxton is charged in connection to the murder of 21-year-old Edmond St. Clair, who was a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). Braxton has been a student at the university, but is not currently enrolled, according to school records.

    More

    Maryland State Police arrested 25-year-old Davonta M. Braxton, of Baltimore, Md.

    Officers say Braxton is charged in connection to the murder of 21-year-old Edmond St. Clair, who was a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). Braxton has been a student at the university, but is not currently enrolled, according to school records.

    More
  • Seaford Family Supports Son Through Recovery

    Seaford Family Supports Son Through Recovery

    As the opioid epidemic continues to cut through communities across Delmarva, Debora Musser of Seaford is speaking up about her son's road to recovery in hopes of helping other families.

    More

    As the opioid epidemic continues to cut through communities across Delmarva, Debora Musser of Seaford is speaking up about her son's road to recovery in hopes of helping other families.

    More
  • Neglected Dogs from Seaford Up for Adoption

    Neglected Dogs from Seaford Up for Adoption

    Three of the dogs rescued for a hoarded home in Seaford are going up for adoption this weekend. 

    The Brandywine Valley SPCA in Georgetown are rehabilitating the 31 dogs rescued last week. 

    More

    Three of the dogs rescued for a hoarded home in Seaford are going up for adoption this weekend. 

    The Brandywine Valley SPCA in Georgetown are rehabilitating the 31 dogs rescued last week. 

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices