Stolen Backhoe, Equipment Recovered near Forrest City

FORREST CITY, AR - St. Francis County sheriff's deputies have recovered enough stolen construction equipment to start their own company.

Deputies say they found a $150,000 road grader, a $100,000 backhoe, a tractor-trailer and a Kubota utility vehicle hidden at a home near Forrest City.  The backhoe, stolen from a road construction site in Collierville, TN had been missing since last month.

Officials say the tractor-trailer had been stolen from Greene County and the road grader had been taken from Coahoma County, MS.

Deputies say two suspects will be charged in the thefts.

Detective Larry Hillis says the suspects are professionals who would plan the thefts.

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