FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2020
Catalytic Converter Thefts
Two people who were arrested for their involvement with a series of catalytic converter thefts earlier this year were recently convicted and sentenced on July 31, 2020.
Marcus C. Burk, a 35-year-old from Springfield, pled guilty to the charge of felony stealing (SPD Case 20-7086) and was sentenced to five years with the Department of Corrections.
Matthew W. Griffin, a 30-year-old from Springfield, pled guilty to bringing a controlled substance into the jail and received an eight-year sentence as part of a plea agreement related to SPD Case 20-963.
Additional catalytic converter theft investigations are on-going.
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