Stolen Bobcat Recovered
On 9/19/14 Sheriff Mick Epperly received a tip on the location of a possibly stolen bobcat. Sheriff Epperly along with Detective Robert Evenson drove to a location outside of Wheelerville. Sheriff Epperly observed a white male driving the bobcat. Epperly told the male subject that the bobcat was possbily stolen out of Lawrence County 2 years ago and that he need to check for serial numbers and identifying marks. The driver of the bobcat stated that he had gotten the bobcat from his brother about a year ago. Sheriff Epperly stated that the bobcat had some of the identifying marks like the ones reported but that he needed to tow the bobcat to a location where he could find the serial number. On 9/22/14 Sheriff Epperly went to the impound shop and was able to match the serial number on the bobcat to the one stolen out of Lawrence County 2 years ago. According to Sheriff Epperly, the bobcat has been returned to its owner and the case is still being investigated.
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