A Hailey man initially charged with felony grand theft for allegedly stealing or possessing a motorcycle has pleaded guilty to and was sentenced for an amended misdemeanor charge of operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent.
Nathan D. Dugger, 37, was sentenced on July 23 to two years of probation following the guilty plea to the amended complaint. Magistrate Judge Daniel Dolan also sentenced Dugger to 180 days in jail, with 150 days suspended and 30 days credited for time served. He also suspended a $1,000 fine.
A summons was issued by the court on June 4 and served on June 10. The criminal complaint alleged that on or about May 14, Dugger was in possession of someone else’s motorcycle worth $3,000, exceeding the $1,000 threshold to charge the offense as a felony rather than a misdemeanor of petit theft.
Dugger also faces a felony charge and several misdemeanors in a separate case also from May. He is charged with felony possession of cocaine and four misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, driving without privileges and racing on public highways, all alleged to have occurred in Hailey.
In that case, Dugger pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charges on May 28, and not guilty to the felony charge on June 24. He is scheduled for a pretrial conference on Sept. 16.