November 30, 2023

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Man Pleads Guilty To Parting Out Truck, Avoiding Repo Man

A Wichita Falls man has pleaded guilty to a state jail felony after falling behind on his truck loan and selling the pickup’s parts on Facebook, keeping the vehicle out of the hands of a repo man, court documents showed.

Aaron Mark Johnston, 31, was sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty this month to hindering secured creditors of $2,500 to $30,000 as part of a plea deal in 78th District Court, according to court documents.

Johnston can avoid a conviction on his record for the March 22, 2019, offense if he successfully serves the term of deferred adjudicated probation handed down by Judge Meredith Kennedy.

Kennedy also ordered Johnston to pay $11,825 in restitution to Fidelity Bank and $400 in court costs when he pleaded guilty Dec. 21, court filings show.

Johnston wrecked a 2003 F-250 on March 2, 2019, and then sold its parts on The Original Wichita Falls Trading Post, according to allegations in court records.


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