published Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Two charged in DeKalb County, Ala., ATV, motorcycle thefts

Two DeKalb County, Ala., men have been arrested in connection with the recovery of a dozen stolen all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles, Sheriff Jimmy Harris said today.

Justin Allen Coffey, 25, of Scottsboro, and Robert Tyler Whiting, 19, of Pisgah, each were charged with two counts of receiving stolen property 1st by the Fort Payne Police Department and two counts of receiving stolen property 1st by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

A total of six ATVs and three motorcycles were recovered, and three more are being recovered now, a news release states.

Authorities said the ATVs and motorcycles were stolen this year in Jackson County and in Florence, Ala.

All the stolen vehicles have been identified and the owners will be contacted, the sheriff said.

He said the investigation is ongoing, additional suspects may be identified and more charges are possible.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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