9/20/2012 9:36:00 PM Rancher follows suspect who allegedly drove off with horse corral fence panels
The Daily Courier
A rancher's quick thinking led to the arrest of a man accused of stealing fence panels on Sept. 13, a Sheriff's spokesman said.
Isaac Malone, 39, was arrested by Yavapai County Sheriff's deputies when he turned himself in Monday, said YCSO spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn. He was charged with theft, burglary and trespassing after a rancher called authorities to say he saw Malone driving a truck loaded with 32 horse corral panels on Castle Hot Springs road, D'Evelyn said.
The rancher said he knew who owned the panels, and it wasn't Malone, so he followed the truck until it stopped near Wittmann, where the Malone and a male passenger got out and walked away, D'Evelyn said. The rancher was able to pick Malone out of a photo lineup.
The panels, valued at $100 each for a total of $3,200, were recovered.
Deputies are still trying to identify the man who was with Malone, D'Evelyn said.
Malone was booked and is still in custody on a $50,000 bond.