Buckeye Farm News
Morgan County $2,500 Reward
A Morgan County resident, who does not wish to be identified, was recently presented with a $2,500 reward from Ohio Farm Bureau for his effort in preventing a rural crime by providing information to the Morgan County Sheriff that led to an individual being arrested and convicted of two counts of felony theft. Ohio Farm Bureau’s protection program has been a deterrent against rural crimes for more than two decades and serves as one of the many benefits of an Ohio Farm Bureau membership.
Pike County $2,500 Reward
Ohio Farm Bureau recently presented a reward of $2,500 for information that led to the arrest and conviction of an individual who had stolen property belonging to Pike County Farm Bureau member Jeff Chattin. The recipient, who wishes to remain anonymous, contacted Chattin with the information and the Pike County Sheriff’s office was notified.
Clark County $2,500 Reward
In the early morning hours of June 29, Richard Holbrook contacted the Clark County Sheriff’s Office concerning a suspicious SUV at Patton’s Power Equipment in Springfield. He reported that someone was going into the business. When deputies arrived minutes later, they found the front doors smashed and several chainsaws were missing. Holbrook was able to give deputies a description of the vehicle and the direction it had driven just minutes earlier. After a short pursuit, the vehicle crashed and sheriff’s deputies were able to take the suspect into custody, recovering 10 chainsaws from the vehicle. With physical evidence, video evidence and forensic evidence, detectives were able to get a conviction. Because Patton’s Power Equipment is a member of the Clark County Farm Bureau and had its $2,500 Reward sign displayed, Holbrook received OFBF’s $2,500 reward for making the call that resulted in the recovery of the stolen property and the arrest. Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly, also a Farm Bureau member, supports the OFBF reward program, saying it helps law enforcement keep communities safe.