Gold Theft Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

YREKA, Calif. — One of the suspects in the Siskiyou County gold heist pleaded not guilty in a California courtroom Wednesday.

49-year old David Johnson denied the felony count of second degree commercial burglary and the value of the stolen items. Johnson’s defense attorney also asked the court to lower his client’s bail, which is currently set at fifteen thousand.

If Johnson’s found guilty he will spend a maximum sentence of six years in prison. He’s one of the two considered suspects for breaking into the courthouse on February 1st of 2012 and making off with more than $1.2 million worth of gold.