Paducah Man Charged with Stealing Skid Steer
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MCCRACKEN COUNTY - A Paducah man is charged with stealing construction equipment.

The McCracken County Sheriff's Office said detectives began investigating the reported theft of a $35,000 John Deere skid steer on April 11. Deputies say the skid steer had been stolen from a construction site located on Trice Road.

Later that same day, deputies found the skid steer next to a pond in the 10000 block of Old Lovelaceville Road. During the investigation, detectives learned that the suspects' trailer had gotten a flat tire, forcing the suspects to unload the skid steer and hide it next to the pond.

Police said video surveillance was recovered showing a Dodge crew cab truck with unique markings on it as being the truck involved. Detectives were able to develop 43-year-old Dean Keith Hamblin of Paducah as a suspect.

According to deputies, the trailer used in the theft was found a short distance from the theft location. The trailer had been rented from a local rental store by Hamblin.

Hamblin was arrested Wednesday following his court appearance in Marshall County, where he's facing charges for similar offenses. Hamblin was lodged in the McCracken County Regional Jail on a charge of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000.

Published 11:22 AM, Friday Jul. 13, 2018
Updated 08:31 AM, Saturday Jul. 14, 2018

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