By Chris Edwards
FRED – Investigators with the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office are going through evidence recovered from a stolen piece of heavy machinery in order to make arrests.
According to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, TCSO deputies responded to a theft that had occurred near the Tyler/Hardin county line, on CR 4850. The deputies learned that a John Deere 450 dozer was stolen off of private property that was being cleared.
The deputies learned that multiple game cameras were also missing from an adjoining hunting lease. The theft occurred on Sunday, Jan. 9.
Two days later, TCSO received information that the stolen dozer was parked in a hunting lease located off of Gore Store Road, just inside Hardin County.
Deputies and investigators with TCSO, as well as Hardin County, were able to locate and return the dozer to its owner.
Weatherford said that the evidence recovered at the location the dozer was found will aide investigators in making arrests for the felony theft of the dozer.