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Florida man admits to conspiring to transport stolen campers across state lines

CLARKSBURG — Taylon Batista Garcia, of Florida, has admitted to his involvement in the theft of campers from a business in Elkins, acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced Wednesday.

Garcia, 35, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of conspiracy to commit offense against the United States.

Garcia admitted to driving a heavy-duty pickup truck into Elkins and stealing a 2020 Jayco North Point Camper valued at $96,365, from Roy’s RV Supercenter in July 2020.

Garcia and Yankier Gaston Garcia, 32, were both indicted on federal charges in January.

Both men were accused of driving heavy-duty pickup trucks into Elkins and stealing a 2020 Jayco North Point Camper and a 2021 Grand Design Reflection camper from Roy’s RV Supercenter in July 2020. The Garcias were also accused of attempting to transport the stolen campers across state lines. The campers were valued at $145,260.

Garcia is facing up to five years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the federal sentencing guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod J. Douglas is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The FBI and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

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