A Belgrade man is facing felony theft charges after he was arrested Friday while driving a stolen forklift, reportedly running over mailboxes and into a house.
Joshua J. Webb, 37, 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.
According to charging documents, on Friday Dec. 13, 2019 at approximately 7 pm, a Gallatin County Sheriff 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 observed 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 located 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's next court appearance is set for Jan. 3, 2020.