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Fayette County Man Arrested for Stealing Over a Dozen Tree Stands

 A Fayette County man has been arrested for the theft of over a dozen tree stands.

On July 23rd, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of stolen tree stands and a trail camera from a property north of Wadena.  After a week-long investigation, 43-year-old Kyley Baethke of Wadena was arrested and deputies recovered13 tree stands and one trail camera.  On Tuesday (08.03), a warrant was issued for Baethke and he was charged with second-degree theft, a class D felony, and three counts of trespassing, which are simple Misdemeanors.  

Also on tuesday, 50-year-old Steven Jones of Cresco, was arrested in Cresco on a Fayette County warrant for failure to appear in court. Jones was originally charged for possession of contraband in a correctional facility.  He transported to the Fayette County Jail in West Union.

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Mark Pitz

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