Accused dump truck thief stumped by owner

PRENTISS COUNTY (WCBI) –   A Prentissw County man picked the wrong spot to try and steal a dump truck.



Deputies were patrolling the County Road 5031 area when they spotted an elderly man holding a gun on another man.   36 year old Hestel Ray Smith wound up on the business end of the gun when he tried to steal a dump truck from the residence. The owner heard the truck crank and put an end to the theft.   Smith faces felony taking of a motor vehicle charge and a series of misdemeanors.



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