Stolen Log splitter recovered
“We are thankful to have the splitter back and would like to thank Sheriff Waters and Deputy Chaney for their hard work and The Voice for their help. Our families that depend on this log splitter are so
Voice Staff Report
McCreary County Sheriff Randy Waters reported the recovery of a stolen Cub Cadet Log splitter Monday, January 26, 2021. Following a lead, Deputy Greg Chaney thought he knew the approximate location of the stolen log splitter and called Sheriff Waters.
The officers went to the suspected location and found a log splitter in the edge of the woods behind a house on Sergeant Road in Pine Knot. The log splitter had been repainted grey and black but yellow paint showed through in several places. They suspected this could be the log splitter reported stolen in November from Century Road, Pine Knot.
The owner of the log splitter was called around 4 p.m. Monday afternoon and he identified the log splitter as belonging to his family. The log splitter, originally yellow, had been painted grey and black with most of the decals removed but yellow paint showed through the grey and black paint and there was enough evidence left on the splitter to make an identification.
William Roberts made the identification and said, “We are thankful to have the splitter back and would like to thank Sheriff Waters and Deputy Chaney for their hard work and The Voice for their help. Our families that depend on this log splitter are so grateful.”
The Cub Cadet Log splitter was reported stolen on November 25, 2020 from behind a house on Century Lane. Members of the same family had built five houses on a 12 acre tract and 3 of the 5 houses depended on wood heat to keep their homes warm in the winter and shared the use of the log splitter. The Voice published an article with Sheriff Waters asking the public for information on the stolen log splitter shortly after the theft occurred.
Sheriff Waters expressed his appreciation to the public for their help in recovering the log splitter. The McCreary County Sheriff’s Office is in charge of the investigation that may lead to indictments.