Maine State Police have arrested an Augusta man on theft charges after a truck that had been reported missing at a West Gardiner home turned up damaged near a Wal-Mart in Brunswick.

Police charged the man, 24-year-old Carl “CJ” Jackson, with theft by unauthorized use of property and criminal mischief. Those may be increased to felony charges because of the value of the truck that was damaged, according to a post on the Maine State Police Facebook page.

A security camera at the Wal-Mart took a picture of Jackson as he was entering the store, and police connected him to the incident after sharing that image on Facebook last week.

Several state troopers gathered evidence from where the vehicle was left in Brunswick, police said, and “The man was identified with help from the public on Facebook.”

The vehicle originally went missing from the West Gardiner home on June 29, police said.

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