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Stolen Backhoe Recovered in Newton County

On Friday, September 13, 2019 around 8 a.m., Sheriff Rowles received a call while working the school zone in Deweyville stating a stolen backhoe had been found by GPS on County Road 3136 in Newton County.  It seems the backhoe was stolen from a construction site in Jefferson County.  Sheriff Rowles  and Deputy Kevin Blakney headed over to County Road 3136 and found the backhoe about a quarter of a mile from the GPS location.  it was sitting on the county road right-of-way.  The backhoe was released to its owner within a couple of hours. According to those in the area, it must have been dropped off from 11:00 p.m. Thursday night and 6:00 a.m. Friday morning.  Sheriff Rowles said if anyone has any information surrounding the recovered backhoe, please contact his office at 409-379-3636.

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