Farmer finds stolen equipment using GPS in Crittenden Co.


CRITTENDEN COUNTY, Ark. – An east Arkansas farmer took matters into his own hands when someone stole his equipment. 

Michael Hood owns land outside of Earle. 

He recently noticed track marks leading to an empty space where a plow disc normally sits. 

Luckily for Hood, the equipment had a GPS tracker. 

He followed its signal for six miles before finding it in front of a home in Earle. 

“You know, I couldn’t really track it much after that, but I just started driving around town. I immediately called the Sheriff’s Office and had a deputy meet me,” says Michael Hood.

Investigators say 59-year-old Charles Brown lives at the house. He was arrested and charged. 

Hood says the equipment is worth around $5,000.

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