Man charged with theft of potting soil


October 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A Montgomery County man was charged with 5th degree theft for trying to get a five-finger discount on potting soil. According to Red Oak Police, 48-year-old Dale Leon Sawtelle, of Red Oak, was observed taking multiple bags of potting soil from a business in Red Oak.  The merchandise was valued at $50. Sawtelle allegedly took the bags to his residence, where they were unloaded onto a chair.  In addition to the theft charge, Sawtelle was also taken into custody for Driving While Barred. He was being held in the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center on $2,300 bond.