CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Two Florida men have admitted to their involvement in the theft of campers from a business in Elkins, Acting United States Attorney Randolph Bernard announced.
Taylon Batista Garcia, 35 of Florida, 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.
Yankier Garcia, 32, pleaded guilty Thursday to the same charge, admitting to stealing a 2021 Grand Design Reflection camper, valued at $48,895.00, from Roy’s, during the same heist.
State troopers caught up with the Garcia’s after they towed the stolen campers through toll booths on the West Virginia Turnpike without paying the tolls.
Both are facing up to five years of in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The two are being held in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail, awaiting sentencing.
The FBI and the West Virginia State Police investigated the case.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Aloi presided over the plea hearings.