Uniontown man draws theft charge stemming from photos found on computer
Photographs on a stolen laptop computer and images from a video camera led to a Fayette County man being charged with receiving stolen property and burglary.
Monty William Jackson II, 24, of 50 Millview St., Uniontown, is accused by state police of having in his possession a laptop computer that was reported stolen from a car in Uniontown in December.
In a criminal complaint filed on Wednesday, state police said Richard Huey, age unavailable, of Searights, Menallen Township, called the victim on Jan. 22 after finding photos of him on the computer. Huey reported that Jackson had asked Huey to delete all photographs on the computer so Jackson could sell it.
Huey recognized the victim from the photographs because the two had played together in bands, according to the complaint. He called the victim to ask if he had recently been robbed and to advise him that Jackson wanted $170 for the computer.
The victim contacted police, who obtained a search warrant and found the computer at Huey's residence that day, according to the complaint.
Huey is not charged in the incident.
In an unrelated incident, state police used video surveillance to help identify Jackson in connection with a March 10 burglary.
In a criminal complaint filed Tuesday, police said Jackson took a rototiller, toolbox and tools from a shed on Cinder Road in South Union. He tried to sell the items to people who live on Ashley Street, but they did not want them, police said.
According to the complaint, Jackson had another person help him move the rototiller to a location behind the Ashley Street residence. Video surveillance from a location near the residence captured the two moving the rototiller, police said.
Jackson is charged in that case with burglary, criminal trespass, theft and criminal mischief. The name of the other person was redacted from a copy of a criminal complaint.
Charges in both cases were filed before South Union District Judge Joseph George Jr.
Liz Zemba is a reporter for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-601-2166 or email@example.com.
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