10 stolen tractors recovered in Union County

Union County officers have recovered 10 stolen tractors and have made several arrests.

Posted: Mar 29, 2018 4:34 PM
Updated: Mar 30, 2018 8:55 AM

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - Union County officers have recovered 10 stolen tractors and have made several arrests.

The Union County Sheriff's Department and New Albany police just made their fifth arrest for this string of tractor thefts.

The names of the accused thieves are Michael Young, Charles Snipes, Blake Roberts, Jack Rowen and Lee Goolsby, all of Union County. 

The stolen tractors are worth approximately $500,000.

Law enforcement say the tractors have been picked up sporadically through tips and investigation. However, officers did not confirm if these thefts are related. But they did say the suspects knew each other in some way or form.

It's also likely the suspects knew someone with an 18-wheeler in order to transport these tractors. Some were stolen from Texas, Arkansas and other parts of Mississippi.

Law enforcement believe there could be more tractors out there. If you have any information on these thefts, you're asked to call the Union County Sheriff's Department.

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