An Austin man accused of stealing over $7,000 worth of items from a farm site in Mower County is pleading guilty in Mower County District Court.
Mower County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 25000 block of 630th Avenue in Dexter Township on December 15, 2018. The owner of the property told authorities that he had seen a red pickup truck leaving the site with various pieces of equipment and items belonging to him in the back of the truck. The farm owner told deputies he followed the truck until he could take a photo of it with his cell phone.
The farm site owner provided authorities with a list of 18 items worth a combined $7,421 that were missing from his property.
An alert was put out for the truck and an officer remembered a traffic stop where 52-year old Troy Alan Meyer had been driving it. The officer reported that he went to Meyer’s home and saw the truck parked with several items in the back. The truck was then seized by law enforcement.
Meyer was arrested on December 19, 2018, and court documents state he denied stealing anything from the farm site. He pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of 3rd degree burglary and 5th degree drug possession and is due to be sentenced in Mower County District Court on May 16.