Stolen ATV Recovered, 1 Arrested; Stolen Vehicle Found
An Ozone resident is under arrest after Deputies discovered a stolen 4-wheeler at his residence while searching for a different stolen ATV.
On Thursday, August 30, Detective Jeff Wood and Auxiliary Deputy Buddy Christian went to a residence on County Road 4470 to investigate the theft of a Kawasaki Mule ATV which was reported stolen on August 24 from a residence on County Road 3451.
While there, they discovered a 2007 Honda Rancher 4-wheeler which was reported stolen from the Steve Morgan farm on County Road 3481 in August, 2011.
The owner of the residence, Lyle Coleman, age 34 was arrested and transported to the Johnson County Detention Center.
The Kawasaki Mule ATV was not located at the residence.
On the morning of August 31, the owner of the Kawasaki Mule ATV called the Sheriff's Office to report that his ATV had mysteriously re-appeared in his driveway overnight, missing the battery.
Detective Wood went to the residence on 3451, verified the ATV and released it back to the owner.
While en-route to speak to another person of interest in the theft of the Kawasaki, Wood discovered a vehicle parked at the intersection of CR 3436/3451.
Wood ran the tags on the vehicle, a 2003 Ford Escape and the vehicle showed to be stolen from Ozark. The vehicle was towed to the Sheriff's Office impound for processing.
Coleman is charged with Burglary and Theft of Property in connection with the stolen Honda 4-wheeler.
The investigation is continuing.