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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 13, 2021

Florida men sentenced for conspiring to transport stolen campers across state lines

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Taylon Batista Garcia and Yankier Gaston Garcia, of Florida, were each sentenced today for their involvement in the theft of campers from a business in Elkins, West Virginia, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Taylon, 35, was sentenced today to 20 months of incarceration. He pleaded guilty in March 2021 to one count of “Conspiracy to Commit Offense against the United States.” Garcia admitted to driving a heavy-duty pickup truck into Elkins, West Virginia, and stealing a 2020 Jayco North Point Camper valued at $96,365, from Roy’s RV Supercenter in July 2020. 

Yankier, 32, was sentenced today to 12 months and one day of incarceration. He pleaded guilty in March 2021 to one count of “Conspiracy to Commit Offense against the United States.” Garcia admitted to driving a heavy-duty pickup truck into Elkins, West Virginia, and stealing a 2021 Grand Design Reflection camper, valued at $48,895.00, from Roy’s RV Supercenter in July 2020. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod J. Douglas prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The FBI and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

Updated May 13, 2021