(KMOV) – A 21-year-old man faces charges for tampering with a motor vehicle in Wright City, Missouri on June 5.
Jason McGhee and another suspect stole a Missouri Department of Transportation dump truck from the MoDOT shed on Highway T. The suspects then crashed the dump truck into a utility pole around 6 a.m. on Bell Road near Poor Boy Ranch Road in Wright City.
The suspects then attempted to flee the area after trying to light the truck on fire by soaking paper towels in fuel.
The second suspect has been released pending an investigation.
McGhee’s bail has been set at $40,000 cash.