Second arrest made in vehicle theft case
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.
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.
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.
Sheriff John Tate would like to thank local citizens for coming forward with information regarding this case.