CHARLES CITY, Iowa – A pair of North Iowa men are facing more criminal charges.
Colten Lee Lindley, 23 of Rockford, and Jason Duane Burnett, 20 of Rudd, were first arrested in July and accused of stealing two Dodge Ram Trucks and an International Harvester tractor. One of the trucks was torn apart and found on fire on a rural Floyd County Road.
Burnett was initially charged with ongoing criminal conduct, two counts of 1st degree theft, 2nd degree theft, and 4th degree theft. Authorities have now added counts of 2nd degree arson, altering vehicle identification numbers, and possession of stolen property. In addition, law enforcement says a search for the stolen trucks turned up two pill bottles of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen, leading to two counts of possession of a controlled substance against Burnett.
Lindley was charged with ongoing criminal conduct, two counts of 1st degree theft, arson, two counts of 2nd degree theft, and 3rd degree theft in the stolen vehicles case but is now accused of a whole new set of crimes. He’s charged with two counts of forgery and two counts of identity theft for allegedly passing bad checks at the 218 Fuel Express in Floyd and the Buy Low North in Charles City. He’s also facing counts of 3rd degree burglary in connection with the theft of a red Honda ATV and illegal possession of a prescription drug after authorities say a container of Cyclobenzaprine pills were found on Lindley during a traffic stop.