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Stolen Equipment Recovered

Date of News Release: 05/31/2006

(LONDON, KY) - On Tuesday May 30,2006 at approximately 3:00 p.m. Kentucky State Police Vehicle Investigation Detectives Bill Riley and, Ryan Judd along with Kentucky State Police Trooper Jay Sowders went to the residence of Sam Gilbert Buffalo Branch Road Corbin, KY.

Recovered at the above residence was a 1999 Caterpillar 4 wheel-drive backhoe stolen from Galatian County Tennessee on October 15, 2002. Also recovered was a 1998 Caterpillar D-5 dozier stolen from Campbell County Tennessee on May 03, 2002.

Sam Gilbert ( age-74) was arrested and, charged with two (2) counts of obscuring identity of a machine and, two (2) counts of receiving stolen property o/$300.00.

Kentucky State Police Detective Bill Riley estimated the equipment value at $200,000.00 Sam Gilbert was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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