Farm Machinery Thefts Reported in Fayette County

HortonThe Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating a couple reports of farm machinery theft this past week. The incidents don’t appear to be connected. Authorities received a report of a tractor that had been stolen from a farm near Wadena Thursday night. 24-year old Tyler Horton (pictured) of Wadena was arrested and charged with second degree theft. And on Friday morning, authorities were notified of a theft in progress. The caller reported someone was trying to steal a farm wagon from a rural property on 40th Street a couple miles west of Oelwein. 46-year old Dale Tournier of Oelwein was arrested and charged with fourth degree theft, as well as a couple other citations. Both men were taken to the Fayette County Jail.

(Photo courtesy of Fayette County Sheriff’s Office)