Grand jury may probe $1M theft of Douglas County tires

By  | 

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) - A Douglas County judge says he'll impanel a grand jury to consider charges in the theft of $1 million worth of tires from the county in 2017 as long as the county pays for the investigation.

The Record-Courier reports Judge Tod Young sent a letter to county commissioners that says the probe could cost up to $100,000.

State agents investigated the case but no charges were filed.

The target of the investigation was Motor Pool Supervisor Chris Oakden, who was killed in a head-on collision in April 2017 on his way to speak with state investigators about the thefts. He was accused of purchasing tires that didn't fit county vehicles and selling them to a variety of parties.

The attorney general's office determined in December there was insufficient evidence to prove anyone other than Oakden committed any crimes.

(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)