Harlan Taylor Pleads Not Guilty To Grand Larceny Charge
A Mills man has entered a plea in court, in a case in which he is accused of taking a car from a Casper dealership.
Twenty-four year old Harlan Taylor has pleaded not guilty to one charge of grand larceny.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in September, Taylor test drove a car from Dino's Auto Sales, and returned it, but the next day, the car was gone.
The dealership noted that the key to the car was attached to the bottom hole of a laminated key tag, but when it was returned the key was attached to the top hole, and they suspected a duplicate key had been made, while Taylor was out on the test drive.
A GPS installed in the vehicle later showed that the vehicle was in Chugwater, and the Platte County Sheriff's Office later found the car and Taylor, who had wrecked it earlier.
Officers talked with one key duplication businesses, who said they had made one key for a vehicle and it was very similar to the vehicle in question, but it was a woman who made the purchase.
When questioned, Taylor told police that he had taken the test drive, and then later purchased a vehicle from a woman, that he did not know, and suspected it was stolen.
He also said he did not recognize, that it was same vehicle that he had test driven earlier.
When asked who the female was, he said he was not going to provide any names.
Taylor is being held on $5,000 bond awaiting trial, and could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
He is currently on probation, in an unrelated case.