Walnut Hill Man Charged With Dealing In Stolen Property

March 31, 2015

A Walnut Hill man has been charged with dealing in stolen property after an east Alabama man just happen to spot his stolen trailer in a yard as traveled along Highway 97.

The victim contacted the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama to reported that he had found his stolen utility trailer valued at $2,000 at a home in the 7000 block of Highway 97. After the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office investigated, it was determined that Tucker was also in possession of a 1990 Yamaha Rhino and a pressure washer that were also reported stolen in Alabama, according to an arrest report.

Tucker told deputies that he had paperwork concerning ownership, but those documents were never provided, the report states.

Tucker was charged with second degree felony dealing in stolen property. He was released from the Escambia County Jail on a $7,5000 bond.

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7 Responses to “Walnut Hill Man Charged With Dealing In Stolen Property”

  1. David Huie Green on April 1st, 2015 9:00 pm

    REGARDING:
    “I’m a little confused (nothing new) about his role in the thefts. He’s not charged with stealing the stuff.”

    I assume they don’t know for sure. If they knew he stole it, they could have recovered it sooner. They know he had what was stolen, so the charge is valid. Other charges might or might not be valid, but without proof one way or the other, the prudent thing to do is to charge what you know and can prove.

    David for knowing our limitations

  2. BT on March 31st, 2015 4:29 pm

    I’m a little confused (nothing new) about his role in the thefts. He’s not charged with stealing the stuff.

    Is he the thief, a middleman, or just some dumb sap that bought cheap stuff and should have known better?

  3. Ginger Stabler on March 31st, 2015 11:45 am

    Mistakes in reporting does happen as they did not record our serial number at the time of the report OR that our car had been damaged as the thieves were cutting the cable. Still at the mercy of good people helping locate it.

  4. Ginger Stabler on March 31st, 2015 11:41 am

    Glad he was able to recover his trailer and hopefully someone will get their ATV back! I wish it was our 2009 John Deere Gator 620i XUV 4×4. But at any rate we’re thankful someone’s stolen property was recovered!

  5. Bob C. on March 31st, 2015 11:21 am

    Sounds like the Sheriff’s office may have given a good lawyer some leverage on having the stolen Yamaha dropped due to incorrectly identifying the vehicle.

    Hard to steal something that was not even made at the time.

  6. William on March 31st, 2015 7:47 am

    >>Interesting, article states a 1990 Yamaha Rhino but they weren’t put into production until 2004? Possibly a Yamaha ATV but sounds like a typo in the arrest report

    The report does say 1999 Rhino, but you are right about 2004. Must be a typo in the report. The report does contain the specific VIN.

  7. ME on March 31st, 2015 7:24 am

    Interesting, article states a 1990 Yamaha Rhino but they weren’t put into production until 2004? Possibly a Yamaha ATV but sounds like a typo in the arrest report





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