Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office has reported that a stolen ATV has been recovered in Butler County after a pursuit through the woods.
Authorities said the Butler County Sheriff's Office and the Kentucky State Police served a warrant at a residence in Butler County when a man on the property who was pulling a field disc with an ATV unhooked the disc and took off into the woods after seeing law enforcement.
Officials said the operator of the ATV, James Hope of Morgantown, lodged the ATV between two trees and became stuck where he was then apprehended. Officials said Hope told law enforcement that he purchased the ATV from someone but didn't know his name.
The ATV had been reported stolen since April 6, 2017 from the David Davis farm on Morgantown Road in the Segal community. Officials said that in addition to the ATV, Davis also reported hand tools, car parts, and a chainsaw as being stolen from his barn. Entry to Davis' barn was gained by removing a door from it's track, according to the sheriff's office.
Authorities said Butler County Chief Deputy Heath West loaded up the ATV and delivered it directly back to Mr. Davis. The ATV was reported slightly damaged but still operable.
Hope was charged with Receiving stolen property under $10,000, Possession of controlled substance-first offense-first degree-drug unspecified, and Drug paraphernalia-buy/possess.
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office said they have suspects regarding the incident and the case is still under investigation. If you have any information regarding this burglary, please contact the sheriff's office at 270-597-2157.
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