2 Arrested, Property Recovered In Theft Ring Bust

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Police arrested two people and recovered nearly $250,000 in stolen property from an investigation into two theft rings.

The theft operations spanned two states and eight cities. Both were operated out of Montgomery County one of them in Clarksville and the other in several surounding cities including, Dickson, Columbia, Paris, and Nashville in Tennessee and Bowling Green, Fairview, and Hopkinsville in Kentucky.

The Clarksville operation included thefts between Nov. 7-11.

Property recovered so far included a Polaris four wheeler, Hustler Raptor zero turn mower, Dixie Chopper zero turn mower, three flatbed trailers, one box trailer, electric winch, weed eaters, hunting gear, Yeti cooler, saws, generator, and lawn tools.

Property still missing are a Hustler Raptor zero turn mower and flatbed trailer.

Marcus Antonio McKay, 31, from Clarksville and Jerry Lee Baker, 40, from Henrietta were arrested in connection with the thefts.

McKay’s bond was set at $30,000 and Baker’s bond was set at $60,000.

The multi-city operation was based out of Montgomery County. Suspects traveled to Dickson, Columbia, Paris, and Nashville in Tennessee and Bowling Green, Fairview, and Hopkinsville in Kentucky to steal or sell property between September and November of this year.

Property recovered so far include a Bobcat planer, Harley power rake, three Kubota zero turn mowers, Kubota tractor, two New Holland skid steers, John Deere mower, and 32 firearms.

Property still missing are two Kubota zero turn mowers, two Kubota tractors, four buckets, two pallet forks, and two trailers.

According to investigators, at least six people were involved in the second theft ring and a grand jury presentment was scheduled for December.

Todd County Sheriff’s Office assisted in recovering the 32 firearms and a skid steer.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 931-648-0611 or call the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 931-645-8477.

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