A Blair man is wanted for theft after he allegedly sold a truck bed that did not belong him.

Jason Burr, 44, is charged with theft by unlawful taking, $1,500-$4,999, a Class 4 felony. An arrest warrant was issued Dec. 21.

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 time table 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. Though he originally told the owner he sold it online to someone in Omaha.

Burr told officers he sold it for $500 on Nov. 30 to make up for storage fees that were never set or agreed upon.

The value of the completed work and re-done truck bed is between $2,500 and $12,000.

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