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Marion man riding stolen motorcycle claims he bought it on Facebook Marketplace

A 26-year-old Fort McCoy man was arrested over the weekend after a Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy saw him riding a motorcycle that had been reported as stolen.

On Saturday, June 22, at around 2:05 a.m., the MCSO deputy was in a parking lot near the intersection of E Highway 316 and NE 147th Court in Marion County when a motorcycle approached the intersection. According to the arrest report, the motorcycle failed to come to a complete stop as it headed westbound on E Highway 316.

The deputy soon caught up to the motorcycle and observed that it did not have an attached license plate. The report stated that the motorcycle’s rider, later identified as Jackson Albin Adams, turned onto a nearby road and briefly accelerated before coming to a stop.

Jackson Albin Adams
Jackson Albin Adams, 26, of Fort McCoy

Shortly after making contact with Adams, the deputy questioned him about the motorcycle. Adams claimed that he had purchased it from the Facebook Marketplace five months earlier. He further claimed that the vehicle’s title was “burnt in a house fire,” according to the report.

The deputy noted in the report that an investigation revealed that the motorcycle, a 1986 gray Honda, had been reported stolen out of Lake County in March of 2024.

After being read his Miranda rights, Adams told the deputy that he was unaware that the motorcycle was stolen. He also advised that his phone, which “had the messages on it” regarding the sale, was also “burnt in a house fire.”

Adams was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail, where he is currently being held on a $2,000 bond. He is being charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle.

A court date has been scheduled at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, according to jail records.