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Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

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Vehicle Theft — Charlotte Ann Winberry, 39, of 7405 Highway 70, Cedar Grove, was charged with theft over $10,000 and under $60,000 after allegedly trying to steal county-owned vehicles on March 27.

According to the report by Deputy Steven Scott, he responded to the impound at the Carroll County Highway Department after receiving a call about a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, Scott observed vehicles in a field behind the impound lot and a person in dark clothing near one of the vehicles, but that person was gone by the time Scott got to the vehicles, which the deputy identified as a Ford F350 dump truck and a Ford F150 work truck, both belonging to the Highway Department. Scott also observed a silver Nissan Versa about 300 yards away from the other vehicles. Both the Versa and the dump truck appeared to be stuck in the mud. Scott found Winberry in a wooded area about 75 yards from the county vehicles. Winberry told Scott that a male individual (who was not named in the report) had taken the trucks from the Highway Department and that she and this person had taken off running when the deputy arrived. The combined value of the two county vehicles was estimated at over $51,000.

Stolen Vehicle — Deputies are investigating the recent theft of a vehicle from private property in Huntingdon.

Deputy Frank McGee reported that a white 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage was stolen during the early morning hours of March 27 from 400 Abbott Lane. The vehicle was valued at $11,500.

Multiple Charges — Andrew Howard Hilgar, 65, of Jean, Nevada, was charged with aggravated assault, felony evading, resisting arrest, and speeding following a March 27 police pursuit.

According to the report by Deputy Steven Scott, he tried to pull over a vehicle driven by Hilgar after clocking the vehicle at 68 mph in a 55 mph zone on Highway 70. Hilgar, however, did not pull over and continued for about three miles until he ran over a tire deflating device set out by law enforcement and then crashed his vehicle into a wood fence inside Huntingdon city limits. Hilgar put his vehicle in reverse and rammed the front of Scott’s patrol car and accelerated, moving the patrol car back about seven feet before officers removed Hilgar from the vehicle.

License Violation — Eddie Winston Horton III, 52, of 1132 Main Street, McKenzie, was charged with driving on a suspended license during a March 26 traffic stop near McKenzie.

Deputy Cody Coleman reported that he pulled over a vehicle driven by Horton due to a license plate display violation. A computer check showed that Horton’s license was suspended with two prior violations.

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