Marion County deputies arrest woman in stolen UTV case

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UPDATE (6/29/18 1:07 p.m.):

The Preston County Sheriff’s Office said it has received word that Willard Thomas III is in custody in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Marion County Deputies arrested a woman in a case involving a stolen UTV.

Deputies said on May 30, a man reported that his UTV and a trailer had been stolen from the parking lot of the Fairmont Field Club.

During the investigation, deputies learned that the Preston County Sheriff’s Office had made contact with Willard Thomas III and Stephanie Shay, 30, of Rowlesburg, for a motorist assist on May 26.  Preston County Deputies said Thomas had the utility trailer in his possession.  Preston County Deputies then impounded the trailer and the UTV.

Shay is charged with transferring and receiving stolen property and conspiracy.  The Preston County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking information about Thomas’ location.

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