Fri. 12:30 p.m.: Local men indicted in theft of Army Humvee

Two Trumbull County men are under federal indictment, accused of stealing an Army Humvee, according to the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office.

Austin Bollinger, 22, of Brookfield, and Daniel Thompson, 22, of Girard, were indicted on one count each of theft of government property and receiving stolen government property, according to information released this morning by David A. Sierleja, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony.

Bollinger is accused in the March 18 theft of a High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle, or HMMWV, from government property, according to the indictment.

The media release states Bollinger and Thompson kept and hid the stolen HMMWV until March 24, with plans to convert the vehicle for Bollinger’s own use.

The investigation was handled by the FBI and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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