All charges dropped against 1 Neb. auto executive

All charges dropped against 1 Neb. auto executive

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GERING, Neb. (AP) -- Prosecutors have dropped all charges against one of the three Nebraska car dealership executives accused in the disappearance of more than 80 vehicles from a Scottsbluff car lot.

Earlier this week, Deputy Scotts Bluff County Attorney John Childress dismissed the 76 counts of attempted theft and 10 counts of theft 53-year-old Rick Covello faced. Covello's trial was to begin next week.

Childress says he wants to prosecute the other executives, Rachel Fait and Allen Patch, first because he believes they are primarily responsible for the thefts. Their trials are scheduled for October.

The three were arrested in March on suspicion of theft after the missing cars and trucks, worth more than $2.5 million, were found in Utah, Wyoming, Las Vegas and Scottsbluff.

Information from: KNEB-AM

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