Probation for Man Accused of Felony Car Theft

By Aryal Aglugub

MODESTO, CA – The accused pleaded no contest Thursday in Stanislaus County Superior Court to a felony charge, one count of unlawfully taking someone else’s vehicle without consent.

Deputy District Attorney Michael Scheid said on Feb. 28, 2022, in the city of Modesto, the accused was seen by law enforcement driving a stolen vehicle. The accused allegedly stole this vehicle out of the city of Hayward earlier that day. The ignition was damaged and the vehicle was started through using a screwdriver, argued the DDA.

The accused didn’t fight the charge, and agreed to the facts against him, pleading no contest to the complaint against him.

Judge Shawn Bessey asked the accused if he had any questions regarding giving up his rights. The accused replied, “I’m going home today right? Then I waive all rights and will do whatever I need to do.”

The accused was sentenced to 24 months of probation, and was told to follow his rules of probation—and if not he’d go to jail. He was then released to his home in Modesto.

About The Author

Aryal is a third year Sociology major at the University of California Santa Barbara. After she gains her B.A., she plans on pursuing law school. Her dream is to become an international lawyer, and specifically work against crimes against humanity.

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