On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Adair County Sheriff’s office was made aware of a Honda ATV that had been stolen from the Chance community in Adair County.
Sheriff Josh Brockman located the ATV at a residence on Independence Ridge Road in the Breeding Community on Thursday, Oct. 3. The ATV was seized by Sheriff Brockman and was returned to its owners.
A warrant for the arrest of Justin Bledsoe, 26, of Adair County was sworn out by Chief Deputy Justin Cross, who upon investigation, determined that he was in possession of the ATV the previous day.
On Sunday, Oct. 20, Sheriff Deputy Derek Padgett received information as to his whereabouts and was able to take Bledsoe into custody on the warrant for theft. Bledsoe also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest from Adair County District Court.
Chief Deputy Justin Cross is continuing the investigation.