A Fayetteville man has been arrested for the theft of an antique hand plow from a local residence.
According to the criminal complaint filed in Fayette County Magistrate Court, the owner of the hand plow called 911 on April 5 to report the theft.
When officers from the Fayetteville Police Department arrived at the residence, the homeowner stated that the hand plow was being used as outdoor garden decoration and worth about $150.
On April 9, while the investigation was ongoing, the homeowner witnessed the hand plow outside of an antique mall.
Officers spoke to the owner of the antique mall who told them the hand plow had been purchased for $10 and was able to provide a description of the man who sold it.
The description of the man led officers to Daniel Wayne Slayton, 44, who admitted to taking the plow and selling it to the antique mall.
In Slayton’s confession, he stated that he was “in a hard place and needed money.”
Slayton is currently at Southern Regional Jail on one misdemeanor count of petit larceny. A surety/cash bond has been set at $1,500.
The hand plow has been returned to the original owner.