Case continued to June 26
The Mexico man arrested for allegedly stealing more than $800 worth of fuel from Little Dixie Fire Protection District, was in court last week for a counsel status hearing, which has been bound over to late June.
Michael Ray Jennings, 43, appeared in Audrain Associate Division Court on May 29 for a counsel status hearing before Judge Kelly Christine Broniec. Jennings is charged with felony identity theft and receiving stolen property. According to Missouri Case.net, Jennings appeared in court without counsel and applied for a public defender. His case is continued until 9 a.m. June 26 in the Audrain Associate Division Court.
According to the probable cause statement, Jennings was arrested after Little Dixie Chief Kenneth Hoover contacted the sheriff's office in March in regard to theft. Hoover stated that Jennings was affiliated with Little Dixie and had access to enter the Little Dixie Fire Stations and had used a credit gasoline card without permission from Sept. 30, 2012 to Feb. 20, 2013.
Hoover says he confronted Jennings, and he admitted using the cards for his own personal vehicle and asked if he could work off the amount taken.
Prosecuting Attorney Jacob Shellabarger filed a complaint on April 1 and a warrant was issued on April 2. Jennings was arrested April 3 by the Audrain County Sheriff's Office and posted a $20,000 bond.