Prosecutor: Tip about stolen golf carts leads to arrest in connection with Tri-State area theft ring

Prosecutor: Tip about stolen golf carts leads to arrest in connection with Tri-State area theft ring
Danny “Troy” Denison (Source: Prosecutor Lynn Deddens)

DEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. (FOX19) - An Aurora, Indiana man has been arrested in connection with a Tri-State area theft ring, Dearborn County Prosecutor Lynn Deddens said.

“A tip received [from] a concerned citizen in this case led to police being able to identify and track down this suspect quickly. It is always helpful and greatly appreciated when we receive crime tips. These efforts by community members help us as we work to protect public safety and property,” Deddens wrote in a Facebook post.

According to Deddens, police received a tip in January that individuals from Dearborn County were involved in the thefts of equipment as well as golf carts from all over Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.

In March, police received a search warrant for the property, residence, and outbuildings belonging to Danny “Troy” Denison.

Detectives located and seized multiple stolen items including a golf cart and blacktop roller, Deddens said.

During follow up investigation, five more golf carts allegedly stolen from a Mt. Vernon, Indiana business, the Dearborn Country Club and Shawnee Lookout Golf Course were found, she said.

Denison, 56, was arrested and charged with corrupt business influence and theft.

A trial date has not been set.

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