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Slayton man arrested following discovery of suspected stolen vehicles on property

SLAYTON -- A Slayton man was arrested last week after a Dodge pickup and Farmall 806 tractor that were suspected to be stolen were recovered at his northern Murray County acreage.

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SLAYTON - A Slayton man was arrested last week after a Dodge pickup and Farmall 806 tractor that were suspected to be stolen were recovered at his northern Murray County acreage.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Murray County, Randall C. Rogers was arrested Thursday following a search warrant of his property. That’s where a Dodge pickup with obliterated VIN numbers on the truck’s cab and frame and a Farmall 806 that closely resembled one reported stolen from Lyon County, Iowa were discovered.

Murray County deputies were tipped off about the stolen items on Nov. 13 from an individual they had arrested on a probation violation, the complaint details. The individual provided specific descriptions of the stolen vehicles, including where he’d known them to be located on the property.

Following the information regarding the stolen vehicles, another individual (identified in the complaint as “concerned citizen”) reportedly claimed to have seen Rogers recently use methamphetamine.

Based on information in the complaint, Rogers seemed compliant with the search, providing deputies with a key ring to access locked buildings on the property. The key ring also had a key that started the Farmall tractor, the complaint states. Rogers denied knowing anything about the tractor.

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In addition to the alleged stolen vehicles, tractor suitcase weights suspected to be stolen along with glass pipes (one in Rogers’ home and one in his barn) that field-tested positive for meth were also allegedly discovered.

Rogers faces three counts of felony receiving stolen property, each of which has a maximum punishment of five years imprisonment, a $10,000 fine or both. He’s also been charged with fifth-degree drug possession, a gross misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a petty misdemeanor.

His conditional bail is scheduled at $75,000 or $150,000 without conditions.He is scheduled to make a Nov. 26 initial appearance in Murray County District Court.

Rogers’ mugshot was not available by press time.

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