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WINCHESTER, Ind. — A soybean thief is behind bars in Randolph County.

David Patterson, 55, of Modoc, stole a semi and two trailers filled with soybeans and then sold the grain for about $17,000, according to Capt. Tom Pullins of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department.

Capt. Pullins said Patterson first stole a semi-tractor trailer loaded with soybeans from a farmer in June. He then used the stolen semi to steal a second trailer soybean-laden trailer in September.

Patterson was arrested Friday and charged with theft.

The trailer stolen in September has been found, according to Capt. Pullins, but police are still looking for the semi and grain trailer stolen in June.

The stolen tractor-trailer is a white 1995 Volvo daycab semi with Indiana registration plate F491AY.

The missing trailer is a white Wilson Grain Trailer, model DWH44, with Indiana registration plate F9613AC.

Call the Randolph Co. Sheriff’s Department with any tips.

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