Man charged with stealing gas



STERLING — A Bay City man was arrested after allegedly fleeing the Forward Shell gas station in Sterling without paying for gasoline on Saturday, Jan. 15.

According to Arenac County Prosecutor Curtis Broughton, Kent Wilson, 49, was arrested at Melita Road and East City Limits Road in Sterling after Arenac County Deputies and Department of Natural Resources officer Nick Atkin responded to a reported larceny of gas.

Wilson allegedly fled the scene before being arrested by officer Atkin.

According to Broughton, Wilson has been charged with felonious assault, resisting and obstructing an officer, larceny of less than $200, operating a motor vehicle without a license, driving with a suspended license (second offense), operating while intoxicated (third offense), possession of intoxicants, and unlawful use of a license plate.


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I hope this is a lesson for anyone who attempts to steal gas from any gas station. I work at Foward Shell Gas Station in Standish and it is unbelievable how many try this. Congratulations to the employee who called 911 and to the Deputies and DNR officer for their quick response. I am proud to have the Arenac County Police Department on my side, especially on nights that I work.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 | Report this

Five Stars for the ACPD!!!!! Glad your out there taking care of us.

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