Tractor theft in Stephensburg, KY nets arrest of Hodgenville man
(Stephensburg, KY) On Tuesday afternoon, Kentucky State Police in Elizabethtown received a call stating that an unknown man was running down U.S. 62 in Stephensburg saying that someone was chasing him. Troopers were dispatched to the area but were unable to locate the man.
Approximately thirty minutes later, a resident of Morrison Lane in Stephensburg called State Police to report her tractor had been stolen by a white male who matched the description the earlier caller gave police. Troopers then observed the subject on the tractor traveling through a field between Kentucky highways 1375 and 222.
The perpetrator then exited the tractor and attempted to elude capture by hiding in a nearby grain bin.
Twenty-two year old Barry Martin of Hodgenville, KY was quickly apprehended by police and charged with receiving stolen property over $500.00, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, criminal mischief, reckless driving, resisting arrest, theft of identity, among other charges.
After being taken into custody, Martin was served with outstanding warrants from Barren, Metcalfe, and Larue Counties. Additionally, it was discovered after further investigations by police that Martin had stolen another vehicle in Flaherty, KY earlier in the day. That vehicle was later recovered.
State Trooper Brad Riley is leading the ongoing investigation.