State police find stolen bulldozer, trailer in Knott County

Kentucky State Police, acting on a tip, found two large stolen items valued at $140,000 in Knott County.

Post 13 public affairs officer Trooper Tony Watts said the tip, given Wednesday, led them to a stolen bulldozer on William Everage Road in the Emmalena community in Knott. When police arrived, they also found a 27-foot RV trailer that had been stolen from Union City, Tenn. The bulldozer had been stolen from a Clay County construction site.

Neighbors told police that James Eric Everage, 31, could be tied to the stolen items. When police talked to him, already being held in the Kentucky River Regional Detention Center on unrelated charges, he admitted receiving the stolen items, Watts said.

Everage will be charged with receiving stolen property over $10,000, a class D felony, Watts said.

The Kentucky River jail Web site lists Everage as having been arrested June 23 by state troopers on a dozen charges, including possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.