Lincoln Man Gets 4 to 6 Years for Stealing Truck

Posted 11 months ago

By Scott Carlson

jail(AP) — A 22-year-old Lincoln man accused of fleeing police has been given four to six years in prison for stealing a truck.

Online court records say Shawn Brooks was sentenced on Tuesday. He’d pleaded guilty to theft after prosecutors dropped a felony charge that he fled in a vehicle to avoid arrest.

Authorities say Brooks stole a pickup on Feb. 10 when the owner left it running near a drive-thru restaurant. Police say Brooks was captured when he ran following the truck’s crash into a utility pole.