Investigation Leads to Recovery of Stolen Property

Pictured from left: Investigator Chad Hooper, Jerry Russell – property owner, and Investigator Misty Ray.

June 7, 2022 - The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division initiated an investigation on May 2, 2022, that recently resulted in the recovery of stolen property.

Investigator Chad Hooper and Investigator Misty Ray recovered stolen property including an EXMARK zero turn mover and a trailer that were stolen from a property located on State Highway 7 West in Center. On Friday, June 3, 2022, the property was recovered from Portacool Park in Center.

The property has been returned to the owner.

“The determination and hard work these two investigators put into this case are what produced this recovery,” stated Sheriff Kevin W. Windham. “This is the exact outcome we hope for in every theft case we work.

Leah Chase, SCSO Public Relations

Sheriff's Department Seeking Help with Theft in Excelsior School Area (Recovered)

May 3, 2022 - The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft that occurred in the 11000 block of State Highway 7 West (Excelsior School area) between Sunday, May 1 and Monday, May 2, 2022.

A black bumper pull trailer bearing Texas plate FKZP22 (with damage to the left side wheel well) and an ExMark ZTR zero turn lawn mower were removed from a residence without the owner’s consent.

Homeowners in the area are encouraged to check any surveillance footage in hopes of recovering any information relating to this theft.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Investigator Chad Hooper at 936.598.5601 or 936.572.5045.