Two Indiana men were arrested Wednesday night after an investigation into the theft and sale of a motorcycle.
David A. Gabberd, 48, 15968 State Road 545, Fulda, IN was arrested and charged with Criminal Conversion, Level 6 Felony; Theft – Receiving Stolen Auto Parts, Level 6 Felony and False Informing, Class B Misdemeanor. Also arrested was Nathaniel Walz, 38, of 206 N. Van Buren Street, Huntingburg, IN. He was charged with Theft – Receiving Stolen Auto Parts, Level 6 Felony.
On Monday, May 4, Trooper Jeremy Galloway began an investigation into the possible theft of a 1998 BMW motorcycle from Rosetta Allbright. Allbright asked a friend to retrieve the motorcycle from the home of Gabberd, Allbright’s ex-boyfriend.
Gabberd informed the friend that the motorcycle and title were both gone, but did not know where they had gone.
After searching impound lots in the surrounding counties, Trooper Galloway and Trooper Kurtis Blunk found that the motorcycle had been involved in a crash in Huntingburg on May 5, and was in the impound lot at Kars Garage in Huntingburg. Through Trooper Galloway’s investigation, he learned that Gabberd had sold the motorcycle to Walz. At the time of the sale, both Gabberd and Walz knew that the motorcycle belonged to Allbright.
Galloway located both Walz and Gabberd at their residences Wednesday evening. They were both taken into custody and transported to the Spencer County Jail.