Tractor theft suspect accused of possessing meth

    Kelcey Yates, 27, of Kahoka, Missouri, is being held in the Clark County Detention Center. (Clark County Sheriff's Office)<p>{/p}

    A northeast Missouri woman is accused of possessing methamphetamine, stealing a farm tractor and selling it for a fraction of what it's worth.

    The Clark County Sheriff's Office said the suspect is Kelcey Yates, 27, of Kahoka, Missouri. She is charged with felony Stealing ($25,000 or more) and Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth).

    On February 12, 2019, the sheriff's office recovered a tractor that had been reported stolen in mid-December 2018 from a residence outside Luray, Missouri.

    According to court documents, Yates stole the tractor and attachments valued at more than $25,000 and sold them to a man for $4,000.

    The investigation led deputies to Yates, and when they arrested her on February 12, 2019, they searched her wallet and found a small plastic baggy containing a white powder that field tested positive for methamphetamine.

    Yates is being held at the Clark County Detention Center on $35,000 cash-only bond.

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