Jamestown man arrested after $100,000 worth of stolen items discovered

The Russell County Sheriff’s Office recovered more than $100,000 worth of stolen items at a residence off Apple Lane in the Pleasant Hill Area of Russell County.

A joint investigation by the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky State Police, and Indiana law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of Anthony Cordell Ford, 50, of Jamestown.

Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston told WJRS News the investigation resulted in the recovery of a travel trailer, John Deere Gators, Zero Turn lawn mowers, a Ditch Witch, covered storage trailer, and many other items.

Polston said the items were reportedly stolen out of Indiana and taken to the Pleasant Hill area of Jamestown where they were used or sold.

The case remains under investigation by Deputy John Wine and other law enforcement agencies.

The charges will be presented to a Russell County Grand Jury where more charges are expected to be filed. Further charges are also expected from Indiana law enforcement agencies investigating the thefts.

Ford was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center just after 11:30 a.m. Monday.


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