A career criminal found himself back behind bars on Tuesday after being accused of taking his father’s tractor.
Douglas Weston McRae, 58, was arrested and charged with larceny/grand theft and a warrant for a previous charge of driving while license suspended. He is due in court Dec. 22-23 to answer to the charges.
Marion County sheriff’s deputies were called to McRae’s father’s home on Tuesday morning. He claimed McRae came to his residence and “got in his wife’s face, cussing and calling her names.” He said he told McRae to leave and he exited the residence and drove away on his tractor. He said he didn’t give his son permission to drive the tractor and wanted to press charges, a sheriff’s office report states.
A K-9 unit was called to the scene and quickly located the tractor a short distance away in the 5700 block of NW 216th Lane, parked in a wooded lot covered in high brush. McRae was located across the street from the location and was placed under arrest, the report says.
McRae, who lives in the 21900 block of NW 53rd Terrace in Micanopy, has been held in the Marion County Jail 17 times since March 1990 on a litany of charges, records show.