Stolen truck from 1998 recovered underwater in White County

Authorities in White County have recovered a vehicle believed to have been stolen over 20 years ago.

On Monday, September 26, 2022, fisherman notified the White County Sheriff’s Office of a possible car in Glaise Creek near the Whirl Lake Bridge. Deputy Elijah Cannon was dispatched to the scene and confirmed the vehicle presence and provided additional information to supervisors.

The water level was very low and the roof of a vehicle was visible through the murky water. It was evident from what could be seen of the roof that the vehicle had been in the water quite some time.

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission heavy equipment was staged for construction of a large water control structure which was scheduled to begin on Tuesday and would cut off access to the area, so divers were immediately dispatched from the Sheriff’s Office. Divers CPL Kyle Williams and LT Scott Seiders responded to the location. CPL Williams successfully attached chains to the vehicle and it was winched to shore.

Further investigation on shore and records searches at the office reveal that the Ford Ranger had been reported stolen in White County in 1998.

Photos/information provided by White County Sheriff’s Office

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