BOZEMAN — Joshua J. Webb of Belgrade is facing felony theft charges after he was arrested Friday while driving a stolen forklift, reportedly running over mailboxes and into a house.
According to charging documents, on Friday, December 13, at about 7 pm, a Gallatin County Sheriff's deputy responded to a call of trespassing in Belgrade.
While the deputy was en route, the reporting party said Webb was driving a forklift in the middle of Timothy Lane and had been seen running over several mailboxes near the intersection.
Another witness reported that Webb drove into the side of a house and then drove away.
Webb was found on Springhill Road. During a DUI investigation, Webb said he got the forklift from a construction site. When asked if he had authorization to take the forklift, he said no.
Webb, 37 years old, was seen in Gallatin County Justice Court on Monday, where his bail was set at $1,500. If convicted, Webb could face up to 10 years in prison. His next court appearance is set for January 3rd.
There is no word yet on the amount of damage he caused.