GARFIELD COUNTY, Okla. – Deputies in Garfield County discovered several items that had been reported stolen while stopping by a suspicious trailer found on the side of the road.
Authorities spotted a Chevy pickup truck in the ditch with a 16-foot car trailer and a large item under a gray tarp.
According to officials, they met Robert Richter, who claimed that he borrowed the truck and purchased the welder for $700.
However, deputies soon learned that the welder was reported stolen from a property in Alfalfa County. The trailer was also stolen out of Stillwater and the Chevy pickup was registered to Alfalfa County, and was stolen from the county commissioner’s office.
Richter was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and two counts of knowingly concealing stolen property.