Man charged with stealing ATV turns himself in

Herald Staff

July 24, 2012

HAZARD – A Perry County man accused of stealing a side-by-side ATV worth thousands of dollars turned himself in to authorities last week.

Josh B. Williams, 27, is facing one count of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 after police say he took the Yamaha Rhino belonging to Kentucky Dredging and sold it for a fraction of the cost.

The Rhino was recovered, according to Perry County Deputy Bruce Fields, though some of the equipment installed on the vehicle had been stripped. He said the vehicle had been sold to another man for $700, though it was worth nearly $20,000 considering the added equipment installed by Kentucky Dredging.

Deputy Fields told the Herald earlier this month that Williams was wanted in connection to the theft, and turned himself in on July 16. During questioning, Fields noted that Williams denied being responsible for the theft, but has offered to pay restitution.