A couple has been arrested following the theft of a 47 hp Kubota tractor and bush hog, according to Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith.
John Albert Nester, 51, of 20 VFW Road, Patrick Springs, was arrested July 24 and charged with grand larceny, obtain money/merchandise under false pretense, and larceny with intent to sell.
Tanya Leahann Branch, 42, of 911 Flamingo Road, was arrested on July 22 and charged with the same offenses of grand larceny, obtain money/merchandise under false pretense, and larceny with intent to sell.
The tractor was allegedly stolen approximately a week earlier from a location on Taylor View Road, the sheriff said.
Smith said the investigation showed that after the tractor was stolen, a man allegedly “negotiated a deal to trade the tractor for money and merchandise,” while a woman allegedly “participated by providing transportation throughout the duration of the offense.”
Nester is being held without bond and Branch is being held on a $5,000 secured bond.