Joshua Lynn Ellis


Deputies Have Identified Suspect in Four-Wheeler Thefts

Cyndi Lundeberg

BENTON COUNTY, Tenn. Benton County investigators shared with WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News who they are looking for in connection with a string of four-wheeler thefts.

Sheriff Tony King said all the four wheelers have been returned to their owners. Now he needs help finding his prime suspect.
A warrant has been issued for Joshua Lynn Ellis, the owner of the home where the stolen four wheelers were found.

Ellis is suspected of stealing a four-wheeler from the home of Raymond and Joan Medlin. They said they are glad to have it back even though it was damaged when it was stolen.

Sheriff King said Ellis faces four counts of theft and they do not believe he was working alone.

"We're not sure of everybody that's involved but were pretty sure they're involved, but to what extent we still don't know we haven't rounded them all up, " said Benton County Sheriff Tony King.

Sheriff King said he hopes the court system will send a message with this case that will discourage anyone else from stealing four- wheelers in Benton County.

If you have seen Joshua Lynn Ellis or know where he is, call the Benton County Sheriff's Department (731) 584-4632.


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