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Lincoln Man Caught Stealing Steel Gets Prison

Lincoln Man Caught Stealing Steel Gets Prison

CREATED Jul 26, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Lincoln man who was caught stealing steel has been given six to 10 years in prison. 

Online court records say 28-year-old Joshua Hoegemeyer was sentenced Thursday to five to seven years for theft and one to three years for drug possession.
 
Investigators say the owner of a Lincoln field had reported the theft of several items, including steel. Investigators hid near the field on Sept. 10 last year and caught Hoegemeyer as he began using a rented skid loader to put steel onto a trailer.
 
He later pleaded no contest to felony theft and possession of methamphetamine.
 
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