Taft man pleads no contest to stealing counterweights

A Taft man received a two-year jail term for stealing counterweights off pumping units.

Calvin Wayne Fincher, 47 was arrested by Kern County Sheriff's deputies in Ford City on Oct. 5, several days after the theft.

He was linked to the theft of counterweights valued at $2,500 from a pumping unit in the area of Midway Road and North Lincoln Street.

Fincher entered a no contest plea to one count of grand theft.

Fincher was sentenced on Thursday.

He will get credit for time served since his arrest.

He was also fined $390.