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Stolen Property Recovered And Four Arrested in Undercover Social Media SCAT Investigation

Four suspects have been arrested in the case of a stolen ATV. The investigation took place on Friday, June 21, 2019 and was conducted using social media.

Using Facebook Messenger, SCAT deputies responded to an ad by Christopher Winnfield listing an ATV for sale. Deputies concluded the ATV was the same ATV reported as stolen in March 2019.

A purchase price was determined and Winnfield agreed to meet in the parking lot of a local school to finalize the sale.

All four suspects were arrested at the scene, and three were found to be carrying firearms.

All four have been booked on charges that include: four counts of possession of stolen things, four counts of criminal conspiracy, three counts of carrying a firearm on school property, one count of possession of a firearm by a juvenile, resisting an officer and failure to appear in court bench warrant.

The stolen ATV was returned to the owner.