A Blair man who allegedly sold a truck bed that did not belong to him accepted a plea agreement Tuesday in Washington County District Court.
Jason Burr, 44, pleaded no contest to the amended charge of theft by unlawful taking, a Class 2 misdemeanor. He could face up to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine and he could be ordered to pay restitution.
Burr also pleaded guilty to third-degree domestic assault-first offense, a Class 1 misdemeanor.
He could face up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine in that case.
Judge John E. Samson ordered a presentence investigation and a substance abuse evaluation. Sentencing is set for June 11.
According to an arrest affidavit, the owner of the truck bed reported to Blair police that Burr had agreed to paint the 1982 Chevrolet truck bed for him. Burr had the truck bed in his possession for several months from early summer to late fall. No timetable had been set for completion of the project, the owner told police.
The truck bed owner had agreed to pay $3,000 cash and parts up front to cover the work.
On Dec. 5, the owner went to Burr's residence in the 2200 block of Front Street to retrieve the truck bed. However, when he arrived, it was not there.
Following an investigation, Blair police determined Burr had sold the truck bed to an individual in Blair without verbal or written permission.
Burr told officers he sold it for $500 on Nov. 30 to make up for storage fees that were never set or agreed upon.