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Lee Goolsby | Photo: Union County Jail

Police have arrested a man in connection to last week's theft of a tractor in New Albany.

Posted: Mar. 20, 2018 3:31 PM
Updated: Mar. 20, 2018 3:31 PM

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NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - Police have arrested a man in connection to last week's theft of a tractor in New Albany. 

New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson identifies the suspect as 71-year-old Lee Goolsby. He is charged with grand larceny. 

The John Deere tractor was stolen the weekend of March 9 from a hayfield near Cracker Barrel in which the owner was using it to move hay. 

RELATED: New Albany police search for tractor thief 

A tip to Crime Stoppers led to the execution of a search warrant at Goolsby's property in Pontotoc County on Monday. 

Officers there found the stolen John Deere and took Goolsby into custody. He's out on a $25,000 bond. 

Robertson says Goolsby lives in Union County but has property in Pontotoc County, where officers found the tractor. 

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