Clinton man accused of stealing motorcycle

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

A Clinton man has been accused of stealing a motorcycle and altering it to be less recognizable. 

Jeremy Damon Rice, 36, was charged Sept. 28 with first-degree theft, second-degree criminal mischief, and possession of a fictitious license. 

According to the arrest affidavit, Rice had been speaking with the victim about purchasing a motorcycle on social media. Rice asked to test drive the motorcycle and never returned to the scene, and refused to answer the victim’s phone calls.

The affidavit said police found Rice around a block away from where the motorcycle was recovered in Coralville. The motorcycle had been spray painted to look less recognizable, and the seat had been removed and the wiring cut out. The estimated cost of the motorcycle is $10,750. 

First-degree theft is a class-C felony.