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Suspect Arraigned in April 2015 Tractor Theft
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 17:26:46 EDT
A DNA match lead to the arrest of a 29-year-old Harbor Beach man this weekend for the theft of a tractor from a Bloomfield Township home 15 months ago. Drew Allen Aldridge was arraigned before Attorney Magistrate Jessica L. Testolin-Reinke Monday afternoon and stood mute to a felony charge of larceny over $1,000. Conviction could lead to a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Pre arraignment bond had been set at $7,500, 10 percent. Arraignment defense attorney Walter Salens requested a $3,000, 10 percent bond which Aldridge he said could meet and thus not lose his job at a local farm, while assistant prosecutor Suzanne M. Krohn argued for $25,000, citing the suspect's past criminal history. In the end, the magistrate left the bond set at the original amount and ordered Aldridge to have no contact with the victim if he made bond. Attorney Dallas Rooney was appointed to represent him.
Huron County Sheriff's investigators recovered the stolen 2005 Case IH tractor and collected DNA evidence. Michigan State Police Crime Lab tests produced a match to a local individual, according to Sheriff Kelly Hanson. Huron County Prosecutor's office issued a warrant charging Aldridge and he was arrested Sunday.