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A Delphos man has been arrested in connection with the discovery of stolen property in his possession.
Scott Thurman, 44, was taken into custody July 1 on a charge of Theft in the First Degree, a Class C Felony, following an investigation by the Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the incident report, an abandoned trailer was located in rural Ringgold County. The vehicle identification number (VIN) had been removed, but after reaching out to the manufacturer and tracking the axles’ serial numbers, the original owner was able to be identified through their computer system as KC Nielsen LTD.
Contact was made with the owner who had filled out a report on June 21 that the trailer had been stolen off their dealership lot in Laurens, Iowa along with two new John Deere zero turn mowers and the pickup that was hooked onto the trailer. The pickup was a tan 2006 Ford F150 four-door door. (Iowa license plate JJN749).
KC Nielsen LTD also reported at their Harcourt, IA store on June 29 that they had a missing 2011 Bobcat S750 skid loader.
A few miles from the abandoned trailer, a skid loader that matched the description was located in the yard at 2632 State St. in Redding.
After a visit with homeowner to look at the skid loader, the serial numbers matched the stolen skid loader from Harcourt.
Thurman was arrested for the possession of stolen property and held on a $10,000 cash only bond.