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Fort Smith, Arkansas Man Sentenced To 36 Months Probation For Interstate Transportation Of Stolen Property

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Thomas Charles Bardrick, age 21, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, was sentenced to 3 years probation for Interstate Transportation Of Stolen Property, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2314 and 2.

The Indictment alleged that on or about April 15, 2015, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, Thomas Charles Bardrick, did unlawfully transport in interstate commerce stolen goods, wares and merchandise, that is, six (6) zero turn mowers, of the value of $5,000.00 or more knowing the same to have been stolen.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, Sallisaw Police Department, the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office, the Fort Smith Police Department, the Sabastian County Sherriff’s Office, the Poteau Police Department, and the District 27 Drug Task Force.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said “This investigation and prosecution is a great example of the results that occur when citizens freely share information they believe to be suspicious and multiple law enforcement agencies from different jurisdictions work together. Investigators from each jurisdiction that assisted in this case played a critical role in the thorough, professional investigation that allowed this office to prosecute Bardrick. I commend the officers for their work and those citizens that provided information that lead to Bardrick’s arrest.”

The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Updated December 7, 2017