LISBON - Two of the men involved in the theft of equipment at Patterson Field in August 2011 pleaded guilty to charges on Tuesday in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court.
Michael K. Mackey II, 25, Winston Drive, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to one of the two counts of receiving stolen property he was facing. Sentencing is set for Nov. 30, when he could receive up to 12 months in prison and a fine of up to $2,500. At the time of sentencing the second count of receiving stolen property will be dismissed.
Arlan Bailey, 23, Park Boulevard, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to two counts of receiving stolen property. He faces up to two and a half years in prison and a $7,500 fine. Sentencing for Bailey is also set for Nov. 30.
Both are scheduled to be sentenced by Judge C. Ashley Pike.
Court documents state on Aug. 27, 2011, the two were involved in having a zero-turn Toro riding lawn mower, which was property of the East Liverpool School District. The lawn mower was valued at about $7,023.
Additionally, the second count Bailey pleaded to includes a New Holland tractor with a front loader, bucket and backhoe, which were valued at $9,950 combined.
The items all were reportedly found hidden on Mackey's property on Winston Drive.
Mackey and Bailey are two of the three men charged in connection with the thefts. The third man, Clarence Wright, West Second Street, East Liverpool, has an upcoming status conference on Oct. 18.