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Father, son charged in connection with theft near Jenkins

A father and son have been charged in connection with selling stolen property recently found in the McPeeks Branch area in Letcher County.

Kenneth Darrell Polly, 66, and his son, Jason L. Polly, 32, both of 740 Lakeside Drive, Jenkins, are accused of selling a Caterpillar backhoe to an individual while knowing that the equipment had been stolen from Wise County, Va.

Letcher County and Wise County sheriff ’s departments recently recovered the backhoe, a 14- foot pull trailer, hand tools, a firearm and other items estimated to be worth a total of $60,000. The trailer, some tools and other items have specific markings, said Lt. Brian Damron of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department.

Both Kenneth Darrell Polly and Jason Polly are charged with receiving stolen property $10,000 or more.

Jason Polly is also charged with possession of a handgun by convicted felon and being a first- degree persistent felony offender. Jason Polly, a convicted felon, is accused of selling a Colt Model 1911 .45 caliber handgun to an individual. The pistol has been returned to the owner, who is a retired deputy sheriff for Wise County.

Jason Polly pleaded not guilty during an arraignment in Letcher District Court. He remains in the Letcher County Jail, where his bond is set at $10,000 cash. His preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Oct. 9.

Kenneth Darrell Polly is out of jail after signing a $50,000 surety bond.

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