Property Recovered in Farm Theft
Investigators from the Maries Country Sheriff's Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Arkansas State Police and the Fulton County Arkansas Sheriff's Office recovered most of the missing property. Acting on information acquired on Friday, June 1 from an anonymous source, the equipment was found on two farms in rural northwestern Arkansas.
Michael N. Conaway, 50, of Steelville, MO was arrested on charges of felony stealing, and he was transported back to Maries County. He posted a $100,000 bond and was then released. Authorities expect to make additional arrests as the investigation continues.