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Titus County Deputies Investigating Theft Of John Deere Tractor, Equipment

From Titus County  Sheriff Office Facebook Page


UPDATED DESCRIPTION: The actual tractor stolen in this theft does have a cab. We should be updating photos soon. The model of the tractor and cutter is correct.

On September 12, 2020, Titus County Sheriff’s Office received a report that someone stole a farm tractor from a property located on the 500-block of FM 71, west of Sugarhill. Sometime between August 29 and September 11, unknown persons removed a 2020 506E model John Deere Tractor equipped with a front end bucket loader and a 10′ John Deere MX10 Rotary Cutter. All pieces of equipment were green in color.

Investigators have reason to believe, those responsible committed the theft around Wednesday, September 9, when an early 2000 model white pickup was spotted hauling the tractor and shredder. Witness thought it was a Chevy or GMC, with the equipment on a “bumper pull” trailer that was uncharacteristic “light” for the task. According to witnesses, the loader’s bucket extended over the pickup’s bed that was pulling the trailer. The truck and trailer described as hauling such a tractor/loader/cutter rig were last traveling west on FM 71 toward Talco. Titus County Sheriff’s Investigators are attempting to identify the above-described truck and trailer to determine whether it was related to this theft.

Based on witness statements, the equipment loaded in such a fashion as described, probably would have stood out to others familiar with hauling such equipment. Investigators desire to speak with anyone who may have seen the stolen equipment being transported and are hoping to glean more detailed information regarding its description and locations of any possible sightings. 

Titus County Sheriff’s Office asks that anyone with any information, in this case, please contact us at (903) 572-6641 and ask to speak with Investigator Wayne Minor or Investigator Craig Brown.

Updated Description: The actual tractor taken is a cab model tractor.

We would also like to take this opportunity to remind citizens of the importance of keeping some surveillance equipment placed at different locations on their property and, in particular, on the property that is frequently unattended. It is also a good practice to have a trusted neighbor keep an eye out on the property during periods of absence.

We have included example photos of the stolen equipment; however, the actual equipment is very new and should appear as new.