KC area truck charged with stealing $60,000 trailer from Moniteau Co

Jason Maynard

A western Missouri over-the-road trucker is now facing charges in Moniteau County for stealing a semi, flatbed trailer.

Jason Maynard, 42, of Blue Springs, was charged yesterday with stealing the trailer valued at more than $60,000.  He's being held on a $50,000 bond.

The trailer was reported missing in late July from a manufacturing plant located just east of Tipton.

Sheriff Tony Wheatley credits Maynard's arrest with thorough, innovative police work and citizen information.  Wheatley says officers used video surveillance and cell phone tower information to establish Maynard as their suspect.

Investigators had been unable to track Maynard down until Tuesday when a concerned citizen reported seeing him drive through Cooper County.

When Maynard was taken into custody, he allegedly admitted to officers that he stole the trailer, then told them they could find it in a small town just northeast of Kansas City.