Wilhite Sentenced For Theft

A Spencer man… arrested last July in connection with a stolen boat… has been sentenced in Clay County District Court.

Nineteen-year-old Corey Wilhite was charged with second-degree theft, a class “D” felony. He received a five-year suspended sentence and was placed on probation for three years. He was ordered to pay 29-hundred dollars restitution… pay 265-dollars court costs and surcharges… and sentenced to a residential treatment facility.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Wilhite and Austin Stang of Spencer after they investigated a stolen boat located in the Lost Island Lake area. It was also determined a pickup Wilhite was driving had been stolen from a Spencer salvage yard.

Court action is pending against Stang.