Stolen Property Recovered In Overton and Putnam Counties

Law enforcement agencies in Fentress, Overton, and Putnam Counties  recovered several off-road vehicles last week which had been stolen from Fentress and Morgan Counties over the past several weeks.

Fentress County Sheriff Chucky Cravens said that on Monday, April 20, his office received information which led to a residence on the Hanging Limb Highway area of Overton County and another in Monterey, where several 4-wheelers were recovered, including a 2014 Polaris 1000 RAZR, valued at over $20,000, which had been stolen in Morgan County.

Other items recovered included a 2000 Polaris 500 4 x 4, a mini bike, a 2000 Suzuki, a 2006 Suzuki, and a tilt trailer, all which had been stolen in Fentress County.

The investigation is continuing, and arrests are expected to be forthcoming in connection with these thefts.

Sheriff Cravens also reported that on Wednesday, April 22, his office received information which led them to 119 Young Drive in the Banner Springs area, where they recovered a 1988 Jeep truck which had been stolen in Putnam County.

Phillip Hope, 61, of the same address, was arrested and charged with theft in connection with this case.

In an unrelated case, Sheriff Cravens reported that on Thursday, April 23, officers from his department accompanied a state parole officer to a home visit at 5064 Round Mountain Road.

While at that residence, officers discovered an illegal shotgun with a pistol grip and a barrell of less than 12”.

Denver Darrell Whittenburg, 59, of that address, was subsequently taken into custody on the charge of possesion of a prohibited weapon.

Mr. Whittenburg was also found to be in possession of several illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia, which resulted in charges also being placed against him for Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance (3 counts), Possession of Schedule III Controlled Substance, Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Mr. Whittenburg was taken into custody and bond was set at $100,000, pending a hearing in General Sessions Court.