VPSO announces arrest in FedEx truck theft

Courtesy of VPSO
Gregory D. McVaugh

Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office announces the April 12th, 2021 arrest of Gregory D. McVaugh, age 39, of Alexandria.

The arrest is the result of a criminal investigation into the March 19th, 2021 theft of a Fedex truck and semi trailer which occurred on Hwy 1146 in Rosepine.

At the time the driver reported that he had left the truck on the roadway to deliver a package which required him to travel down a residential driveway on foot.

Upon returning to the roadway the driver discovered his truck and trailer had been stolen.

VPSO Deputies began canvassing the area and located the stolen vehicle approximately 2 miles from it's last known location.

Detectives were provided surveillance video obtained from the vehicle by Fedex. It was also reported that a duffle bag with personal protective equipment was stolen from the cab of the truck.

The video was released to the media and the person committing the theft of the truck was identified as Gregory D. McVaugh.

VPSO Detectives worked jointly with Detectives from the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office to locate McVaugh in Alexandria but were unable to do so due to McVaugh working out of state.

McVaugh turned himself into Detectives at VPSO on April 12th, 2021.

McVaugh indicated that he took the truck because he was aggravated that it was left in the roadway.

McVaugh was charged with one count of Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and one count of Theft.

Bond has not been set and McVaugh remains in the VPSO jail.

VPSO Detectives Jerry Twyman and Wade Wingate worked the case.

Sheriff Craft would like to thank the citizens who contacted VPSO with information identifying the offender and the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office for their assistance in this matter.