A Casper man has admitted that he stole an ATV from the Naval Reserve Oil Field near Midwest.

Mark Faulcon has pleaded guilty to one charge of burglary, which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Investigators with the Natrona County Sheriff's Office say in early December 2015, Faulcon along with Devin Williams drove to the oil field, and Faulcon used his employee issued gate access code to gain access.

They cut off a lock from a shed on the field, and took the ATV.

The ATV was later found in a shed on the 2900 block of East 4th Street in Casper, and Faulcon lived in a residence on that property

investigators knew it was the one they were looking for based on the vehicle identification number.

When interviewed, Faulcon said he and Williams had entered the shed at the Oil Field to take some tools for personal use, but when they didn’t find what they were look for, they took the ATV instead, even though it didn’t work.

At his plea change hearing, he said the company that owned it was no longer in business and the BLM was about to reclaim the property, thus taking something wouldn't be a big issue.

As part of a plea deal, prosecutors agreed that any prison time that Faulcon receives in this case, will run concurrent or at the same time with another case, where he has pleaded guilty to charges in connection to a vandalism case at a Bentonite mine, near Poison Spider and Gas Hills Road, about 18 miles south of Waltman, back in January.

Faulcon is free on $30,000 bond and will be sentenced at a later date.