Florida man convicted of stealing truck loaded with Mohawk carpet

CHATSWORTH, Georgia (WDEF) – A Florida man has been convicted of stealing a truck load of Mohawk carpet.

After a weeklong trial, the jury convicted John Patrick Donovan Thursday night on two counts of cargo theft.

The 60 year old Fort Pierce resident represented himself during his trial in Chatsworth.

The Sierra Transportation semitrailer disappeared in north Georgia on New Year’s Eve of 2016.

It was loaded with more than $160,000 worth of carpet from Mohawk Industries.

19 days later, the same trailer was found empty and abandoned at a Mexican border crossing in Texas.

The cab pulling it was stolen a week before the trailer in Kansas.

Investigators found a bottle of pills in the cab with Donovan’s name on it.

 

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