Individual arrested in connection with the theft of a tractor and a truck, several local agencies participated in the investigation

Clay County, IL-(Radio Effingham)- From the Clay County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page:

On July 27, 2022 at approximately 7:37 a.m., the Clay County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stolen tractor in Clay City. The victim said that strangers got into the tractor without permission and drove the tractor along the edge of Highway 50 until it got stuck.

During the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office of a truck they had located burned down in their county. The truck was determined to belong to a Clay City resident who was stolen from a location near where the tractor was stuck. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office searched the area for the suspect but was unable to locate the suspect at this time. Following a search for the suspect, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office located a subject matching the suspect’s description. The suspect was taken into custody for unrelated matters and was transported to the Jefferson County Jail.

As a result of this incident, a warrant was issued in Clay County Court for 30-year-old Dillon S. Beccue of Edgewood for the offense of theft over $500. Beccue’s bail was set at $30,000 (10% to be applied). Beccue then posted bond and was released.

“We are extremely grateful to the Wayne and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this investigation” says Sheriff Andy Myers.

The accusation is only an accusation and the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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