Farmers Tractor Recovered by HCSO Investigators

HCSO Investigators acting on information obtained during the investigation of a stolen Kubota L359 Tractor equipped with a backhoe. Recovered the Tractor on September 3, 2020 at approximately 2:30 P.M.

The tractor was located by investigators searching a wooded area off of County Road 273. The equipment was in running condition, the owner was contacted and came and retrieved his property. 25-Year-old Preston Leonard of Hope is being held on others charges at the Bi-State Justice Center in Texarkana. Deputies are in the process of obtaining a warrant for Leonard on the Theft of the Tractor. Leonard will be extradited back to Hempstead County as soon as possible on this incident as well as the theft from Spring Hill School District.

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