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Judkins faces theft charges
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A Harrison Ferry Mountain resident continues to make his way through the court system on numerous theft charges and the charge of financial exploitation of the elderly.

Curtis Robert Judkins, 28, was in court Wednesday and was assigned an April 21 plea date for the charges against him.

According to warrants for his arrest, Judkins is charged with stealing a tractor and a tiller valued at $8,600 from property of a man over 70. The victim’s age is the reason for the financial exploitation of the elderly charge.

Judkins then reportedly traded the stolen tractor and tiller for a white Nissan Maxima.

In a separate incident, Judkins is said to have stolen a trailer and table and done damage to property during the theft. The trailer was located at a McMinnville pawn shop.

Judkins is also charged with borrowing a handgun so he could allegedly teach handgun classes at Mountain Top Gun Range. The victim asked several times for her gun back but Judkins never returned it, the arrest warrant states, so the victim filed a report with the Sheriff’s Department.

It was determined the gun was pawned locally and the pawn had been allowed to expire so the gun was sold.