UPDATE: Man pleads not guilty for fleeing to avoid arrest after car dealership fire

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP The man who fled from police after trying to steal gas from a local dealership appeared in Lincoln County District Court Monday.

Barry Allen is accused of stealing gas from a Dodge Dakota pickup truck at Jody's Auto Sales on December 21st.

Surveillance video shows he flicked a lighter, which ignited and started the truck on fire.

Allen fled from police, but was captured.

He's charged with criminal mischief, aiding and abetting, fleeing to avoid, willful and reckless driving, which are all Class IV felonies.

His status hearing is set for April 8th at 10 am.

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A woman charged with fleeing to avoid arrest after the man she was with tried to steal gas from a pickup truck at a local dealership last month is sentenced to probation.

Erin Morrow was sentenced to 18 months probation in Lincoln County Court Thursday.

Judge Kent Turnbull also ordered a one year license suspension.

Morrow plead guilty to the charge and in exchange had the aiding and abetting charge dropped.

However, she will also be given probation for receiving stolen property from several storage units in November.

Morrow's probation sentences will be served concurrently.

ORIGINAL STORY:
Surveillance video show a North Platte man trying to steal gas from a pickup at a local dealership Friday morning. The pickup catches on fire in the process.
Police have surveillance video that shows Barry Allen underneath the Dodge Dakota pickup with a plastic gas can at Jody's Auto Sales
Police say he couldn't see what he was doing so he flicked a lighter which ignited the fuel.
Video shows Allen leaving the dealership in a Subaru Legacy.
the police caught Allen after a chase through North Platte at 7:30 a.m..
Allen tried to flee the Subaur but he was caught and arrested.
the driver of the Subaru, Erin Morrow was also arrested.
Allen faces felony charges
Morrow was also charged.
police say it was amazing Allen was able to walk away from the fire uninjured.
The $17,000 pickup was a total loss