Stolen property was recovered from All Seasons Mobile Home Park, 4 NW 30 Road, at Area 9, Lot 12, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. Deputies executed a search warrant at a residence there last Wednesday, April 1.
In addition to recovering stolen items, the sheriff said officers developed leads on at least three stolen vehicles in Barton County.
“Two of the vehicles were recovered by the Barton County Sheriff’s Office,” Bellendir said Monday in a news release. Those were a 2004 Ford F-350 stolen from Russell County and a Ford F-250 stolen in Barton County. “It is suspected both of these vehicles were used to facilitate burglaries in and around Barton and Russell counties,” he added.
The third vehicle, a 1991 Dodge Dakota pickup, was seized by the Great Bend Police Department in the early morning hours of April 2, when the driver, Randy Joe Dent, 45, of Great Bend, attempted to flee from officers in the city limits.
The pursuit of Dent began at 3:41 a.m. Thursday on Eighth St. and ended at Fifth and Pine when he wrecked the pickup and ran. Dent was arrested for flee and elude and several other violations. Brandon A. Dannebohm, Great Bend, also fled from the vehicle. He was arrested on charges of felony obstruction, open container and probation violation, and held in lieu of bond.
The vehicle had been tied to thefts being investigated by the Sheriff’s Office and was impounded at the BCSO garage. Sheriff Detective David Paden obtained a search warrant and soon discovered the vehicle was bearing stolen registration from one of the other pickups stolen. Suspected methamphetamine was also found in the Dakota.
Dent was arrested by the GBPD and charged with fleeing and eluding. He has also been charged by the BCSO for possession of methamphetamine and possession of stolen property. He is being held in the Barton County jail in lieu of $5,000 bond for the city charges and $10,000 bond for charges relating to the controlled substances and stolen property.
Stolen items recovered at the mobile home park included antique toys and miscellaneous household items.
“The investigation is ongoing,” Bellendir said. “Several more search warrants and arrest warrants are anticipated in the very near future.”