Grainger County deputies looking for back hoe thief

RUTLEDGE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Grainger County Sheriff's Office wants to find out how a back hoe stolen from Knox County ended up on a man's property.

Deputies got a tip on Sunday that the stolen equipment was on Marty Hodge's property, and when they searched, they found it at the edge of the woods on the property.

The back hoe matched the one reported stolen from Knox County, belonging to Lloyd Harmon. The taken back hoe has been returned to him.

Deputies are still trying to figure out who stole the equipment.

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