The Richmond Register

February 23, 2013

Former volunteer firefighter pleads guilty to stealing from Waco Fire Dept.

By Sarah Hogsed
Register News Writer

RICHMOND — A man who was accused of stealing items from the Waco Volunteer Fire Department pleaded guilty Thursday in Madison Circuit Court.

Former volunteer firefighter David L. Harrison, 34, was charged Dec. 27 by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department with theft by unlawful taking and two counts of misdemeanor theft by deception.

Harrison took property worth less than $10,000 from the Waco Fire Department in late 2012, according to the indictment.

Commonwealth’s Attorney David Smith said Harrison attempted to sell the fire department’s chain saws at Wade’s Pawn Shop.

Smith recommended Harrison serve sentences of one year on the theft charge and 90 days on each of the theft-by-deception charges. By law, misdemeanor sentences run concurrently to felony sentences, so Harrison would serve a total of one year.

Harrison is scheduled for sentencing at 1:30 p.m. March 28. He has been incarcerated since his arrest on Dec. 27, according to Madison County Detention Center records.