CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – July 19, 2012 – On Sunday, July 8, 2012, at about 2:52 pm, the Cedar Rapids Police Department took a report of a Hit and Run that occurred at 8 Ave and 10 St SE. Travis Golie, 10/01/81, 1026 10 St SW was driving a black Dodge pickup. The Dodge pickup struck a Chevy Corsica, driven by Harold Walton/60 of Cedar Rapids. Golie, got out of the pickup and ran. Cedar Rapids Police Department located and charged Golie with Hit and Run and traffic charges. Walton was taken to St Luke’s Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. Under normal investigations, this is where the arrest and investigation ends. However, in this Hit and Run case, there was a Part II.
The Dodge pickup, driven by Golie, was registered to Hubers Enterprises. The owner of this company is Brian Hubers. After the Hit and Run, the pickup was towed and impounded. Prior to a vehicle being released, forms must be signed by Cedar Rapids Police employees and a $500 civil fee (per city code) is required. These forms are then presented to the towing company so the vehicle can be released. Upon, learning of the civil fee, the registered owner did present an altered and forged a Cedar Rapids Police Department document to the towing company, to avoid paying the fee.
On July 16, 2012, Brian Hubers was arrested at 2341 Blairsferry Rd NE and charged with Theft 4 and Forgery. He was taken to the Linn County Jail. Theft 4th is a Serious Misdemeanor, punishable up to 1 year in jail and/or $1000 fine. Forgery is a Class D Felony punishable up to 5 years in prison and/or $1000 fine.
Any arrest information included above is based on the legal conclusion that, as with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.