Wade R. Stackle is being held in the Ada County Jail on a felony grand theft charge after Boise police say he tried to sell back stolen textbooks to a bookstore earlier this fall.
The value of the textbooks was over $1,000, which is why the 20-year-old Stackle is charged with grand theft by possession, police officials say.
Not much other information is currently available about the case. Boise police reports do not say how officers suspect Stackle got the textbooks, which were just a portion of over 50 that were taken from the same store over several days in November. Boise police generally do not identify businesses that have been victims of crimes.
Ada County prosecutors issues a warrant for Stackle Wednesday, and he turned himself in Thursday, according to jail records.
Stackle is a registered juvenile sex offender in Idaho after being convicted of a lewd conduct charge in Ada County juvenile court in 2008. Stackle, who was 15 at the time, was originally charged as an adult on a rape charge that year after a 15-year-old girl told police she was sexually assaulted at her home in July 2007. That case was resolved after it moved to the Juvenile Court and the charge was changed to lewd conduct. Stackle was booked into the Ada County Jail in late November for a probation violation in connection with that case, according to Idaho court records.
Stackle will make his initial court appearance on the grand theft charge Friday afternoon.
The crime of grand theft is punishable by up to 14 years in prison.