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Stolen pickup recovered after deputies connect incidents

A pickup stolen in Franklin County was recovered in Mount Pleasant after local officers were able to link separate incidents.

Maria Vargas reported that her 2001 white Dodge Ram pickup had been stolen from a residence. Prior to the report being taken, Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Watkins had noticed a suspicious vehicle parked on FM 3122. He made contact and checked the driver for any local warrants before allowing her to leave the scene. The connection was made, and the suspect was arrested in Mount Pleasant. For more details about this and other law enforcement incidents handled last week, see the November 14 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.