St. Louis Co. man pleads guilty in armored car theft

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 | 10:59 a.m. CDT; updated 6:51 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 10, 2008

FARMINGTON  — A 60-year-old St. Louis County man faces sentencing in November after a plea agreement to charges that he played a role in the theft of an armored car.

Eugene Ford pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony stealing in connection with the 2006 theft that took place while the vehicle was getting gasoline at a service station in Farmington.

Authorities say Ford's daughter, Leanne Dotson of Arnold, and her boyfriend, Scott MacKinnon of Desloge, actually stole the vehicle, but Ford was involved in the planning. Dotson and MacKinnon are already in prison for their roles in the crime.

Authorities say Dotson drove the truck to a secluded area to meet MacKinnon. Pictures taken there by a farmer helped lead to the arrests.



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