FARGO (AP) - A Forbes, North Dakota man whose pay loader was seized by state agents and then ordered by a judge to be returned says he hasn't received the equipment and wants the state to pay him back.
Agents confiscated the loader last month from Darrell Schrum's shop in Forbes after an investigation found it was stolen. Schrum told authorities he didn't know about the theft and said he bought the loader in good faith.
Judge Daniel Narum ruled earlier this month that the loader should be returned to the Dickey County sheriff no later than 5 p.m. on June 6. The equipment is believed to be in Texas.
Schrum's lawyers say state Bureau of Criminal Investigation special agent Arnie Rummel gave the loader away without approval and should be held in contempt.