Fuel Thieves Steal From Local Farmers - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

RANDOLPH COUNTY, AR--Hannah Harris Reports

Fuel Thieves Steal From Local Farmers

July 15, 2005-- Posted at 5: 20 PM CDT

 

Randolph County, AR--Several Counties are facing fuel theft in Region 8, but Randolph County farmers say they’ve had enough.  About 3,000 gallons of diesel have been stolen so far, but officials suspect even more could have been stolen.

When asked who might be behind the thefts, Randolph County Sheriff Brent Earley said, “It may be another farmer.  It may be another operation that needs farm fuel.  They’re just basically stealing it instead of buying it.” 

One farmer says he’s been hit at least three times, at 500 gallons per theft.  He’s also worried other farmers are being stolen from without even knowing it.  He recommends farmers keep an eye out and keep accurate log books.

Now, several farmers have come together to put up a $4,000 reward for anyone who has information leading to the culprits.  And, the Arkansas Farm Bureau is adding another $1000 on top of that, making the total reward $5000.

Anyone who knows information that could lead to the fuel thieves should call the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department at 870-892-8888.

 

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Police chief releases names in officer-involved shooting

    Police chief releases names in officer-involved shooting

    Saturday, December 16 2017 9:57 PM EST2017-12-17 02:57:14 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 10:27 PM EST2017-12-18 03:27:05 GMT
    Arkansas State Police investigators are looking into an officer involved shooting Saturday night. (Source: KAIT)Arkansas State Police investigators are looking into an officer involved shooting Saturday night. (Source: KAIT)

    An officer-involved shooting Saturday night in Independence County will be investigated by the Arkansas State Police, officials said Sunday morning. 

    An officer-involved shooting Saturday night in Independence County will be investigated by the Arkansas State Police, officials said Sunday morning. 

  • Kids receive Christmas gifts Saturday

    Kids receive Christmas gifts Saturday

    Sunday, December 17 2017 5:19 PM EST2017-12-17 22:19:23 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 8:38 PM EST2017-12-18 01:38:10 GMT
    Mark Martin purchases a teddy bear Saturday for a child as part of the Sharp County Shop with a Cop program. (Source: Sharp County Shop with a Cop Facebook Page)Mark Martin purchases a teddy bear Saturday for a child as part of the Sharp County Shop with a Cop program. (Source: Sharp County Shop with a Cop Facebook Page)

    At least 130 children in Sharp County will have a brighter Christmas after an event Saturday at the Walmart in Ash Flat. 

    At least 130 children in Sharp County will have a brighter Christmas after an event Saturday at the Walmart in Ash Flat. 

  • Hoxie Fire Department looks to buy new truck

    Hoxie Fire Department looks to buy new truck

    Sunday, December 17 2017 6:27 PM EST2017-12-17 23:27:27 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 8:34 PM EST2017-12-18 01:34:50 GMT
    Hoxie firefighters are looking to purchase a rescue pumper truck for the department. (Source: KAIT)Hoxie firefighters are looking to purchase a rescue pumper truck for the department. (Source: KAIT)

    Hoxie firefighters are working to build the infrastructure they need to battle fires as well as reduce the ISO rating for their department. 

    Hoxie firefighters are working to build the infrastructure they need to battle fires as well as reduce the ISO rating for their department. 

Powered by Frankly