June 21, 2022

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.

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