Marshall County Attorney Jeff Edwards, at left in the photo, was on the scene when a trailer belonging to him was recovered by law enforcement officers along with two four-wheelers that were stolen Friday night in Benton.
Stolen ATVs, trailers recovered by police
(Filed February 4, 2014) Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon reports today that 3 Graves County juveniles have been charged with a multitude of charges related to thefts in Graves and Marshall Counties.
Redmon stated that in early December a 6’ X 10’ utility trailer was reported stolen from Lowes Home Improvement Center in Mayfield. Someone had cut a cable and removed the trailer from the parking lot sometime after the store closed.
A KSP dispatcher that was aware of the theft contacted one of the Sheriff’s Offices Detectives and told him about an internet posting she had viewed of a trailer matching the description of the stolen one from Lowes Home Improvement. The photo showed the the trailer was near downtown Paducah.
Through a covert operation with the assistance of the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office, detectives were able to locate the trailer near the Dublin community in Graves County. During the interview process it was determined that other juveniles were involved in the theft.
During follow up interviews, Deputies learned that another trailer was stolen Friday night from a business in Benton KY. And also an item was stolen from the Wal-Mart in Benton. At that time Detectives in Marshall County were contacted and it was learned that the trailer belonged to the Marshall County Attorney Jeff Edwards.
On Monday Detectives from Graves and Marshall Counties Sheriff’s Office followed up with another interview and learned that after the juveniles stole the trailer in Benton, they drove to Polaris of Benton pulling the stolen trailer and stole two 2014 Polaris 4 wheelers valued around $20,000.00.
The juveniles then traveled to Graves County in the Hopewell road area and hid the trailer and 4 wheelers in a wooded area behind an abandoned house. The third juvenile still unaware that Law Enforcement was trying to locate him was found at a friend’s house on Hopewell Road where he had been riding one of the stolen 4 wheelers and had hidden it deep into a wooded area near the house.
The trailer and 4 wheelers were taken to a Sheriff’s Office impound lot and all the juveniles were released to their parents awaiting court proceedings in Marshall and Graves counties.