Wildlife carvings stolen in Lincoln County

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LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Authorities are working to identify whoever stole wood carvings of wildlife on two separate occasions from a Lincoln County shop.

The thefts happened at the Elk River Carving Company on Pulaski Highway in Fayetteville on Jan. 2 and around 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department reported a four foot carved eagle was taken on Jan. 2. Surveillance video released by the department shows a man dragging the eagle to a white four-door Dodge Ram and loading the eagle into the bed of the truck.

During the second theft, another eagle, a climbing bear and a standing bear were taken. Again, security video shows a man driving a white four-door Dodge Ram back up to the front porch and take the wood carvings. He is seen loading one into the cab and two more into the bed of the truck.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Patrick Murdock.

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