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Florence man accused of stealing $40k in items

Stephen McCarty (Source: Boone County Detention Center) Stephen McCarty (Source: Boone County Detention Center)

BURLINGTON, KY (FOX19) - A Florence man has been arrested, accused of stealing several thousand dollars worth of farm equipment.

A Florence Police Officer observed a suspect vehicle on Wednesday and reported it to the Boone County Sheriff's Office. Officers obtained a description of the vehicle and an utility trailer used in a theft on April 17. A John Deere Gator was stolen from Bowen Farm Supply.

The vehicle was spotted at a storage unit, so officers obtained a search warrant for the storage unit and recovered a recovering a stolen trailer, and then went to a second storage facility in Florence, where a deputy recovered a stolen camper. 

At the second storage unit, the deputy unexpectedly med with Stephen McCarty, 46, of Florence. McCarty admitted to his involvement and directed the deputy to a storage facility in Mason, where the Gator was recovered.

McCarty is charged with Theft by unlawful taking and Receiving stolen property (both Class D felonies) and is lodged in the Boone County Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 bond. All of the stolen property is valued at about $40,000.

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