A GPS tracker on a skid steer in Fayette County led to the arrest of a Richmond man on theft charges.
Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that on Monday at 4:40 PM, a report of an active theft in progress of a skid steer was received by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center. The caller advised that a skid steer on property off of Abbott’s Grove School Road was equipped with a GPS tracker, and was moving from the property towards FM 609.
Deputy Terry Guentert responded to the call and was able to locate a truck and trailer loaded with a skid steer and stopped the driver. Investigation reviled that the truck and trailer used in the crime to be reported stolen as well. The truck was stolen from the Rosenberg area, and trailer from Midland.
The driver, identified as 48 year old Ricky Pierce Cates of Richmond, was arrested and charged with theft and possession of stolen property.