Authorities recover $250K in stolen property from theft rings spanning 2 states

(Courtesy: Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office)
(Courtesy: Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office)

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Authorities have recovered nearly $250,000 worth of stolen property from two theft rings that spanned two states.

The first theft ring, which happened primarily in Clarksville, occurred between Nov. 7 and Nov. 11.

According to a press release, the stolen property included a Polaris four wheeler, Hustler Raptor zero-turn mower, Dixie Chopper zero-turn mower, three flatbed trailers, one box trailer, electric winch, weed eaters, hunting gear, Yeti cooler, saws, generator, and lawn tools.

A Hustler Raptor zero-turn mower and flatbed trailer were also stolen and are still missing.

Marcus McKay, 31, from Clarksville, and Jerry Lee Baker, 40, from Henrietta, have been arrested in connection with the crime.

McKay’s bond was set at $30,000 and Baker’s was $60,000.

The second theft ring was also based out of Montgomery County and happened between September and November.

Police say the suspects traveled to Dickson, Columbia, Paris, and Nashville to steal or sell property. They were also reportedly in Kentucky, where they made stops in Bowling Green, Fairview, and Hopkinsville.

The items from this theft ring included a Bobcat planer, Harley power rake, three Kubota zero- turn mowers, Kubota tractor, two New Holland skid steers, John Deere mower, and 32 firearms.

At least six people were involved in this crime, according to police. A grand jury presentment is scheduled for some time this month.

Both investigations are ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 931-648-0611 or call the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 931-645-TIPS (8477). You can also go to the Crime Stoppers website at http://www.p3tips.com/591.

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