Stolen crude oil
By Farmer Staff
According to paperwork filed with the Northwest Judicial District Court in Watford City, Darrell “Woody” Merrell, Mark McGregor and Joseph Vandewalker are each facing a Class A Felony charge for conspiracy to commit theft-take-exceeds $50,000 and a Class B Felony for dealing in stolen property. In addition, Michael Garcia has been charged with two Class B Felony charges for leading a criminal association-organize and dealing in stolen property-initiates, organizes, manages or supervised along with a Class A Felony for conspiracy to commit theft-take-exceeds $50,000.
In the affidavit, the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office received a report of stolen crude oil on March 14, 2022, by a former employee of Endeavor Crude, LLC. He provided law enforcement with detailed information in regard to concerns and suspicions he had with Merrell and Garcia.