4 arrested in connection to Graves Co. stolen trailer investigation

4 arrested in connection to Graves Co. stolen trailer investigation
From the left: James Dowdy, Michael Scull, Shantel Jones and Sandy Wood were arrested in connection to a stolen trailer investigation. (Source: Graves County Sheriff's Office)

GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - Four people were arrested in connection to a stolen trailer investigation.

James T. Dowdy, 49, of Graves County, was charged with theft by unlawful taking (trailer and building materials), fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest and possession of methamphetamine.

Michael E. Scull, 42, of Graves County, was charged with possession of meth and theft by unlawful taking (trailer and building materials).

Shantel Jones, 48, of Graves County, was charged with knowingly receiving stolen property (stolen trailer), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of meth.

Sandy L. Wood, 48, of Calloway County, was charged with DUI (meth) and possession of meth. She was also wanted on three outstanding warrants out of Calloway County.

According to Graves County deputies, the four were arrested late on Thursday night, September 24.

They say they found the stolen trailer hidden in a rural area near the Golo community, in the 5400 block of Stokes Road.

Deputies say as they approached the suspects who were actively trying to sell the stolen trailer, one of the suspects, Dowdy, resisted arrest and ran from them. A foot chase began and after about 100 yards, he was caught.

Scull and Jones, who were also involved in the sale of the trailer, were arrested.

The investigation then led deputies to a home in the 1900 block of KY Highway 1124 around 11:30 p.m. Deputies say a fourth person, Wood, was arrested as she pulled up to the home.

According to deputies, they found construction materials, including lumber and metal that had also been stolen from a home in northern Graves County earlier on Thursday morning.

The stolen trailer and construction materials were returned to the victim.

On Thursday morning, September 24, deputies were dispatched to New Hope Church Rd. in northern Graves County for a report of a stolen trailer.

The trailer was described as an 18-foot dovetail trailer loaded with 2-feet-by-16-feet corrugated metal banded together, along with about 200 pieces of tongue-and-groove wooden slats.

The items were not secured to the trailer, and deputies say several pieces of wood had fallen from the trailer and were strewn down New Hope Rd.

According to deputies, two people in a dark-colored, very dirty Chevrolet Z71 extended cab pickup were seen pulling the trailer and items falling from it.

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