Quantcast

Backhoe and race car thief may not have acted alone - KOAM TV 7

Backhoe and race car thief may not have acted alone

Updated:
Garret Falls Garret Falls

Updated August 14 at 5:36 PM CST: An anonymous tip led investigators to the residents of Garret Falls.

According to a press release from the Newton County Sheriff's Department, Falls was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant for non-support.

"While the investigators were there they observed a couple flatbed trailers, ran the VIN, and discovered they were stolen," said Sheriff Ken Copeland, Newton County Sheriff's Department.

A search warrant was obtained to go inside two storage facilities on the property.

Inside the sheriff's department confiscated a race car, three motorcycles, several firearms and the list continues.

"We had Missouri Highway Patrol's assistance as well as investigators from the Barry County Sheriff's office," said Copeland.  

Stolen items were taken to the Newton County Sheriff's Department for owners to retrieve.

"The items we determine were stolen are listed in the computer therefore we already know who the owners and the entering agencies are."

Copeland believes Falls didn't act alone.

"We believe there's other thieves involved they were actually the ones stealing the items and bringing them over to Garrett Fall's house and he was probably fencing these stolen items."

Falls was charged with five counts of stolen property. 

 

Posted August 14, 2013 at 10:29 AM CST: A Newton County man faces charges after an arrest resulted in the confiscation of several items that had been stolen, including flatbed trailers, trucks, a race car, motorcycles and a backhoe.

Garret Falls has been charged with Outstanding Felony Warrant for Non-Support and faces several other charges following the arrest, including possession of receiving stolen property and possession of drugs.

Bond has been set at $200,000.

 

NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE NEWTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT:

On Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at about 4:00 p.m., the Newton County Sheriff's Office served a Search Warrant at 904 Main Street in Wentworth, Missouri.

An investigation over the past few weeks has been conducted by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Barry County Sheriff's Office, into stolen property.

A huge list of stolen property was confiscated with the Search Warrant:

6 - Flatbed Trailers;
1 - Drag Race Car;
1 - Backhoe;
2 - Trucks;
3 - Motorcycles;
Several Firearms, construction equipment and miscellaneous items; and Methamphetamine and Marijuana.

Arrested at the location was the resident, Garret Falls, white/male, 41 years old.

Charges pending are:

Receiving Stolen Property;
Possession of Drugs;
Felon in Possession of Firearm;
Outstanding Felony Warrant for Non-Support

The subject is in custody; bond is set at $200,000.00

# # #

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Parsons city officials discuss plans for Prairie West Pond

    Parsons city officials discuss plans for Prairie West Pond

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:32:01 GMT
    Residents of Parsons, Kansas use Prairie West Pond as a recreational area for fishing and picnics. But some say it is losing its appeal. More >>
    Residents of Parsons, Kansas use Prairie West Pond as a recreational area for fishing and picnics. But some say it is losing its appeal. More >>
  • Lawmakers push to keep MO Rehabilitation Center & VA Clinic open

    Lawmakers push to keep MO Rehabilitation Center & VA Clinic open

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:23:43 GMT
    Southwest Missouri lawmakers have met with officials in an attempt to delay or prevent the closing of the Missouri rehabilitation center and VA clinic. Citizens are hoping for a solution. "We're gonna be praying for our community." Members of the Lifebridge Assembly church hold a prayer walk around the Missouri Rehabilitation Center and VA clinic. They're concerned about the impact of centers closing and the loss of three hundred plus jobs. Pastor John McHaffie says, "It effects people in ...More >>
    Southwest Missouri lawmakers have met with officials in an attempt to delay or prevent the closing of the Missouri rehabilitation center and VA clinic. Citizens are hoping for a solution. "We're gonna be praying for our community." Members of the Lifebridge Assembly church hold a prayer walk around the Missouri Rehabilitation Center and VA clinic. They're concerned about the impact of centers closing and the loss of three hundred plus jobs. Pastor John McHaffie says, "It effects people in ...More >>
  • Neosho School District, Crowder College Partner on Autism Program in New Location

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:54:46 GMT
    Thanks to a program in Neosho, children with autism can now learn about independence, and develop valuable skills in a unique type of school.More >>
    Thanks to a program in Neosho, children with autism can now learn about independence, and develop valuable skills in a unique type of school.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.