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One Arrest Made in String of ATV Thefts in Benton Co.

By Heather Mathis
By hmathis@wbbjtv.com

BENTON COUNTY Tenn. - Deputies in Benton County said they have arrested one and are still searching for two others linked to a string of four-wheeler thefts in the county.

Officers arrested Bobby Copper-Turnbull, and recovered two of the five stolen ATVs. According to officers, Copper-Turnbull told them he gave one four-wheeler to his girlfriend's son and sold the other.

"It's just rotten. We are out here working hard trying to take care of our families and they just come in and take whatever they want. It's not right," said owner of one recovered ATVs, Marcus Duff.

The sheriff's department is looking for two other individuals linked to the other three stolen four-wheelers. The suspects are also accused of taking a gun from a victim's car.

"Most of the time when they steal a weapon they are going to pawn it or sell it. They are doing it for the money. Same with the four-wheelers, it's something easy to get rid of and sometimes hard to track," Benton County Sheriff Tony King told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News.

Copper-Turnbull has been released from Benton County Jail on $2,500 bond, and is set to appear in court January 16.

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