Robert Pegg, 51, arrested for stealing barn property, fleeing - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Police find scrap metal thief hiding in cornfield

Robert Pegg (Source: Warren County Sheriff's office) Robert Pegg (Source: Warren County Sheriff's office)
WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) -

A Hamilton man was arrested after stealing items from a barn and then attempting to hide from police in a corn field.

West Chester Police received a call of people stealing items from a barn on Cincinnati Dayton Road on Thursday afternoon. A property owner across the street spotted a suspicious pickup truck outside the barn.

When police arrived on scene, they found the pickup truck full of scrap metal, in addition to metal tools, a chainsaw and an engine hoist.

Robert Pegg, 51, immediately ran on foot leaving the stolen property behind.

The Ohio State Patrol happened to have an airplane in the area. The pilot spotted Pegg lying in a cornfield, when police moved in and arrested him.

Pegg was taken to the Butler County Jail. He was charged with Breaking and Entering and Possessing Criminal Tools.

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • BREAKING

    1 injured, 1 arrested following shooting at Eufaula Winn-Dixie

    1 injured, 1 arrested following shooting at Eufaula Winn-Dixie

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-03-23 00:07:09 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)

    One person has been arrested in connection to a shooting at the Winn Dixie at Eufaula Square.

    More >>

    One person has been arrested in connection to a shooting at the Winn Dixie at Eufaula Square.

    More >>
  • 5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

    5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

    Thursday, March 23 2017 1:17 AM EDT2017-03-23 05:17:05 GMT
    Thursday, March 23 2017 1:17 AM EDT2017-03-23 05:17:05 GMT

    A session of Britain's House of Commons has been suspended as witnesses reported hearing sounds like gunfire nearby.

    More >>

    A session of Britain's House of Commons has been suspended as witnesses reported hearing sounds like gunfire nearby.

    More >>
  • Victim ID'd in Opelika fatal car crash

    Victim ID'd in Opelika fatal car crash

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 9:38 PM EDT2017-03-23 01:38:59 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)

    The man killed in a single-car crash in Opelika has been identified.

    More >>

    The man killed in a single-car crash in Opelika has been identified.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly