Quitman Co. sheriffs need help solving 4-wheeler thefts

Press Release

QUITMAN CO. - Quitman County Deputies are investigating the theft of three 4-wheelers from the Morris Community on the Eastside of the county that occurred during the past few days.

According to reports filed with the Sheriff's Office, thieves stole the three 4-wheelers "out from underneath the garages" of two homes located on Highway 82.

"We do have a description of the suspects and a vehicle involved in the thefts and we're attempting to locate them throughout the area", said Chief Deputy Eddie Ingram.

The three 4-wheelers that were stolen are described as a 2003 Yamaha Kodiak 401cc Green in color with VIN # 5Y4AJ08Y23A004147, a Yamaha "Big Bear", and a 2008 Polaris XP700 4-wheel cart Green in color with VIN # 4XARH68A582379567. The total value of the three vehicles is estimated to be about $21,000.00.

The Sheriff's Office said that any person who receives or is found in possession of a stolen 4-wheeler will face felony charges.

"I'd like to encourage anyone with information on these thefts to call my office as soon as possible. If anyone has purchased one of these vehicles and they contact us they will not be charged, otherwise they will be arrested", said Sheriff Steve Newton.

Authorities say is it very important that neighbors watch out for each other during this time of the year and strongly encourage everyone to photograph and list all your property, especially on any outdoor equipment.

"Without the basic description and information such as the VIN (vehicle identification number) and/or a serial number it is almost impossible to recover any stolen property. Help us to help you by making a list of your property," said Ingram.

Source: Quitman County Sheriff's Office