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Man charged with joyriding on front-end loader
A McMinnville man was charged with vandalism and joy riding by the sheriff’s department after he allegedly took a Caterpillar front end loader for a joy ride on Jan. 15. According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, Gregory Wayne Elliott, 21, admitted to driving the loader away from a business in Liberty and then leaving it in the roadway on Highway 53 after a short drive. He reportedly damaged the front gate of the business when he left the property on the Caterpillar.