Assistant Attorney General Doug Warner has been named special prosecutor for a case against a man accused of stealing a pickup belonging to Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub.
Court documents say that 21-year-old Thomas Steele-Richards stole Schaub’s pickup at a Sidney gas station, which was later recovered near the Wildcat Hills.
The investigation revealed that a farmer had seen two males walking on Highway 71 and had given the two a ride to Gering.
One of the males matched the description of the suspect caught on surveillance video at the gas station, and Steele-Richards was tracked down, arrested and charged with a Class 2A Felony of Theft by Unlawful Taking (More than $5,000).
He is currently being detained at the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center and has not made his first appearance in Cheyenne County Court.