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Man arrested for stealing trailer full of soybeans in Randolph County

Posted at 10:32 AM, Oct 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-21 11:02:39-04

RANDOLPH COUNTY, Ind. – Police arrested a man Friday who allegedly stole two trailers loaded with soybeans in Randolph County earlier this year.

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Department said in a press release that in June a trailer was stolen from a farmer, and another trailer was stolen from a business in September in Randolph County. Both trailers were loaded with soybeans.

A 55-year-old man from Modoc was arrested on the suspicion of auto theft, theft in excess of $50,000 and theft.

The Sheriff’s department said the man was found to have sold $17,000 worth of soybeans within days of both thefts.

Deputies are still looking for a white 1995 Volvo daycab semi-truck, with Indiana license plate F491AY stolen from a farmer. They are also looking for a white Wilson Grain Trailer with Indiana license plate FP613AC, also belonging to the farmer.

Investigators believe it is in Randolph or Henry Counties.

The trailer stolen from the business has been recovered but the man refuses to tell deputies where the farmers semi-truck is, according to the sheriff’s department.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the semi-truck and or trailer is asked to call investigators at 765.584.3709 ext. 241.