A Montgomery County man accused of breaking into an unmarked police car and stealing a rifle, handcuffs and two police badges was charged.
Garland stole several items from the car that had been parked overnight in front of an officer's house in Brookeville in June, including a police baton, two loaded .50 caliber Glock magazines and two sets of handcuffs, police said. Police found the M-4 rifle and a glove stolen from the car, but many stolen items remain missing.
In a plea agreement last week, Garland pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, resisting arrest, and driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol. Charges of theft from the officer's vehicle were not pursued because of a lack of sufficient evidence to prosecute.
Garland was arrested last month after police obtained surveillance video from stores where he used a debit card taken from the vehicle.