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Local charged with stealing vehicle

By Staff | Jan 8, 2014

Joshua D. Phillips, 26, of 2410 Route 405, Muncy, is alleged to have stolen a pickup truck from Cable Services Co. Inc., 2113 Marydale Ave., Old Lycoming Township, on Aug. 24. At the time of the incident, Phillips was employed by the company, court papers said.

Another employee had contact with Phillips on the day of the alleged offense to whom Phillips admitted driving the truck to Hazleton, where state police picked him up and took him to Luzerne County Prison, according to court documents.

Phillips was arraigned before District Judge James H. Sortman on charges of theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He was recommitted to Luzerne County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.