Arkansas GFC Wildlife Officer Recovers Stolen Boat Prop

AGFC Wildlife Officer Recovers Stolen Boat Prop
AGFC Wildlife Officer Recovers Stolen Boat Prop
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

Wabbaseka, AR- -(Ammoland.com)- A boat prop stolen from a duck hunter near Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area has been recovered.

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Arkansas Wildlife Officer Lt. Brad

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Arkansas Wildlife Officer Lt. Brad Young investigated the theft and found the stolen prop one day after receiving a tip.

On Dec. 28, the boat was tied up near the Bill Bridgeforth Long Pond Access where the prop was stolen. The owner of the boat told Young that the person responsible for stealing the prop left behind a washer required to make the prop functional. “The following day I learned from a confidential source that a person was looking for a washer for a boat prop,” Young explained.

Young followed up on the information and discovered that Austin Heflen, 23, of Rison, had stolen the prop. Heflen was taken to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office where he admitted to the crime. Heflen was charged with theft of property.

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RDNK
RDNK
6 years ago

Uh oh,dont see the cotter pin ! Great job Lt.Brad Young !

Ive
Ive
6 years ago

Kudos to officer Brad Young. Good enough for the thief, hope he gets at least a year in the pokey.