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Second arrest made in vehicle theft case

Staff Report

HOLMES COUNTY - Holmes County Sheriff’s Office has made a second arrest in connection to a vehicle that was stolen and then recovered at the beginning of August.

Deputies first responded Thursday, August 6, to a local automotive shop, where a truck had been stolen. HCSO later sought the public’s assistance by posting photos of the truck on social media.

Robert Jack Hippler

A citizen called Saturday, August 8, to report seeing the truck abandoned at the end of Boat Ramp Road. The vehicle was recovered, and the investigation continued into the theft.

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Another citizen tip made to the Bonifay Police Department Sunday, September 27, assisted investigators in identifying the 53-year-old Robert Jack Hippler of Caryville.

A warrant was obtained for Hippler, and he has been arrested and charged with grand theft of a vehicle.

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Sheriff John Tate would like to thank local citizens for coming forward with information regarding this case.