Pretrial Conference Held for Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

(Photo Ron Richter ©)
(Photo Ron Richter ©)

A man charged with felony theft for stealing a vehicle from a Sheridan car dealership on May 7th of this year appears to be headed for trial on November 5th.

A pretrial conference for 52-year-old Joshua Kaplan was held Tuesday in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan. A request to modify Kaplan’s bond so that he could be released from jail was denied by District Court Judge John Fenn due to Kaplan's extensive criminal history that was documented by Sheridan County and Prosecuting Attorney Dianna Bennett. Judge Fenn continued the bond under the same terms and conditions that were previously set.

According to court documents, Kaplan, and another man, Kevin Esham, were arrested in Minnesota on May 9th for being in possession of two vehicles that were stolen from Sheridan Motor, a 2019 Jeep Cherokee valued at over $36,000, and a 2019 Dodge Ram, valued at over $47,000. If convicted, Kaplan faces up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.

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