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Final sentence in theft from Alliant Energy trucks

Kevin Gates
Kevin Gates

Two get 10 years. One gets probation.

Posted: Jul 17, 2018 2:08 PM

DECORAH, Iowa – The third man who stole thousands of dollars of equipment from Alliant Energy trucks has been sentenced.

Kevin Lee Gates, 42 of Waterloo, pleaded guilty to 1st degree theft and received three to five years of probation. Authorities say Gates along with Frank Lee Miller and Ryan Robert Tovar, both of Waterloo, stole equipment from trucks that were in the Mihm Brothers parking lot in Fort Atkinson on December 4, 2017.

Frank Miller (left) and Ryan Tovar.

Miller and Tovar previously pleaded guilty to 1st degree theft and got 10 year prison sentences.

All three men must also pay a total of $13,375.21 in restitution.

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