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ACSO: Man arrested after theft of vehicle and collision

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Saturday, March 19, 2022, the Adair County Sheriff's office was assisting the Columbia Police Department in trying to locate a vehicle that had been stolen from Fairground Street and was involved in a collision.

Chief Deputy Brandon Hitch located the stolen Dodge truck on KY 551 after observing a gate that looked like it had been driven through. The operator had left on foot. The vehicle was released to Columbia Police, who are carrying the investigation.

Shortly after that, Deputy Tracy McCarol received a call of an abandoned vehicle sitting in Bull Run Lane. Upon arrival, Deputy McCarol checked with the vehicle's registered owner to find that the 2000 GMC was also stolen.

While recovering the vehicle with the owner, a male was located coming out of the woods and detained by deputies. He admitted during interview to stealing both of the vehicles and being involved in the collisions on Fairground Street.

Daryl Hale, age 60, of Adair County, was arrested by Deputy McCarol on charges of:
  • Theft by unlawful taking auto, over 1,000 less than 10,000
  • Criminal mischief 2nd degree
More charges are pending from the Columbia Police Department in reference to the first vehicle theft.

This story was posted on 2022-03-21 11:24:43
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