MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Two area residents have been arrested following a lengthy investigation by the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department into the theft of a four wheeler from an East Prairie residence.
According to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore, the investigation began last month when an East Prairie resident contacted Deputy Cory Hutcheson to report a Yamaha Blaster four wheeler stolen from her property.
During the course of the investigation, Deputy Mike Borders and Deputy Hutcheson conducted several interviews, coordinated with the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department, to pursue leads in their jurisdiction, and ultimately developed information that Ben Revelle, 48, of east Prairie, Missouri, and Tori Carlisle,37, of Sikeston, Missouri, were responsible for the ATV theft.
Last week, the deputies located Carlisle and requested that she participate in a videotaped interview at the Mississippi County Detention Center. That interview, according to the deputy's report, contributed to the development of probable cause to believe she had assisted Ben Revelle in stealing the four wheeler and then selling it in New Madrid County.
On Monday, Deputy Hutcheson located Revelle in rural Mississippi County and took him to the Mississippi County Detention Center where he agreed to participate in a videotaped interview. Through that interview, deputies strengthened the existing probable cause to believe Revelle stole the ATV by corroborating the information provided by Tori Carlisle and other witnesses.
Following that interview, Revelle was placed under arrest and booked into the Mississippi County Detention Center.
He has been charged with stealing a motor vehicle, a class C felony punishable upon conviction by up to seven years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.
Carlisle is also charged with stealing a motor vehicle, a class C felony punishable upon conviction by up to seven years imprisonment.
Bonds for both Revelle and Carlisle were set at $25,000. Revelle remains in the Mississippi County Detention Center while Carlisle is being held in the Cape Girardeau County Jail on unrelated charges.