Mayfield Man Charged with Stealing Vehicle, Mower
By West Kentucky Star Staff
GRAVES COUNTY - A Mayfield man was arrested Thursday on multiple theft charges.

According to the Graves County Sheriff's Office, a detective on Wednesday responded to a trailer theft call on Calus Hollow Road near the Melber area. A suspect was quickly developed from security camera footage from the home.

A family member of the victim found the stolen trailer and the vehicle that took it on Straub Cemetery Road near the McCracken County line. The suspect, identified as 58-year-old Dennis Wilcox of Mayfield, then unhooked the trailer and left it in the roadway. The trailer and a riding mower that was being pulled on the trailer were seized, and deputies searched the area but were unable to locate Wilcox.

On Thursday, deputies learned that Wilcox had stolen a vehicle in Paducah and that he had been seen in the vehicle in the Boaz area. Deputies responded to that area and searched for Wilcox.

At approximately 2:20 pm, Wilcox was seen traveling south on US 45 in the stolen vehicle. Deputies performed a felony traffic stop and Wilcox was arrested without incident.

Wilcox was charged with two counts of theft by unlawful taking over $500 but under $10,000 for the theft of the trailer from Calus Hollow Road and the theft of the riding mower.

He was also served with two Graves County warrants for theft by unlawful taking over $500 but under $10,000 and theft by deception under $500. These charges stemmed from an incident that took place in October where Wilcox allegedly took a truck that he was supposed to be doing mechanic work on and sold it to a scrap yard.

Wilcox was also served with two McCracken County warrants for theft by unlawful taking of a vehicle over $500 but under $10,000 and theft of a motor vehicle registration plate in relation to the vehicle that was stolen in Paducah.

During an interview, deputies said Wilcox admitted to stealing the riding mower from a home on Wice Church Road in the Boaz area of Graves County. Anyone with information on who the mower may belong to is asked to contact the Graves County Sheriff's Office.

Published 08:44 PM, Thursday Nov. 07, 2019
Updated 03:36 PM, Friday Nov. 08, 2019

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