Gold Theft Suspect Pleads Guilty

David JohnsonSISKIYOU COUNTY, Ore. — The man accused of a conducting a large gold heist from the Siskiyou County Courthouse, plead guilty to charges last week.

David Jean Johnson plead not-guilty in April of last year, after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Last Wednesday, Johnson plead guilty to all charges of second-degree burglary, related to the 1.2 million dollar gold theft in 2012.

Johnson is expected to be sentenced on August first. If convicted, officials said Johnson could face up to 6 years in prison.

Last fall, a second suspect, 51 year old Scott Bailey, was sentenced to 5 years in jail.