The Barton County Sheriff’s Office recovered a stolen motor home around 1:04 a.m. on Monday, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.
Deputy Richard Allen saw the 1971 Ford recreational vehicle parked on 50 Road near SE 100 Ave., and noticed it was partially in the roadway and did not have a license tag.
“Deputy Allen stopped to investigate and contacted two white males who were occupying the vehicle,” the sheriff said. “Initially the subjects in the vehicle gave false names and were unable to produce registration or insurance for the vehicle. With the assistance of 911 communications and other officers Deputy Allen was able to determine the vehicle was in fact stolen and the Hutchinson Police Department had a stolen vehicle case.”
Allen then arrested the men, who were identified as William R. Patterson, 51, of Chase, and John Patrick Lynch, 36, of Great Bend. Both were booked into the Barton County Jail on charges of possession of stolen property and obstruction of official duty.
After his arrest it was discovered that Lynch had four other outstanding warrants: Two in Barton County, one in Barber County and one in the City of Great Bend.
As of late Monday afternoon, formal charges were pending. Bellendir said they would most likely make their first court appearance Tuesday.
The RV was impounded and a dog that was with the suspects was taken to the Golden Belt Humane Socieity.