EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSGreenup Deputies Unveil Results Of Undercover Sting
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Reported by: Darrah Wilcox
Web Producer: Darrah Wilcox
Reported: Sep. 6, 2013 5:55 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 6, 2013 6:17 PM EDT
Greenup , Greenup County , Kentucky
Authorities in Greenup County are wrapping up a lengthy undercover investigation connected to stolen cars.
Sheriff Keith Cooper said the investigation started in April, and he spent time undercover to buy four stolen vehicles. Those vehicles included three pickup trucks, an SUV, a Harley Davidson motorcycle, and John Deere Gator vehicle.
The investigation led to three indictments so far in the case. Shawn Delong, Gregory Cox, and John Blair are facing charges. Sheriff Cooper said he made all the undercover buys himself.
"When you flash them a bankroll and you know that you can pay them, that's pretty much what they're whole incentive is, and it kind of blinds them to who I really am I guess," he said.
Jim Delong came out to Greenup County from Pedro, Ohio in Lawrence County to recover his stolen motorcycle. "We're just kind of super happy that we got it back and I really don't care why, as long as we get it back," he said.
Cooper said the investigation is ongoing.
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