Two arrested in ATV theft from Shake and Bake Motorsports

Published 1:51 pm Monday, April 8, 2019

An adult and a juvenile both remain in custody following the thefts of ATVs from Shake and Bake Motorsports on Saturday.

Jacolby Zackary, 21, of Middlesboro, is charged with theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, criminal mischief and possession of marijuana.

Officers with the Middlesboro Police Department responded to a theft report at the Cumberland Avenue business early Saturday morning.

According to the report, two males entered the parking lot and allegedly stole two 2019 Polaris RZR side-by-side ATVs.

The two males allegedly caused significant damage to the ignitions of several other ATV’s in an attempt to get them started. Once the two men got two of the ATV’s started, as they were attempting to leave with them, they damaged several vehicles parked on the lot.

With the help of surveillance footage from the business and also surrounding businesses, officers were able to identify the two suspects.

Zachary was found to be in possession of one of the stolen ATV’s by Bell County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Patrick Brooks Saturday afternoon in the Pineville Pike area.

Deputy Brooks and Middlesboro Police Officer Robin Venable took Zachary into custody and transported him to the Bell County Detention Center.

The ATV was recovered, and Zachary remains in the Bell County Detention Center.

A second suspect in the case, a male juvenile, was located Sunday morning by Middlesboro Officer Michael Bradley, Robin Venable, and Lt. Tom Busic.

The juvenile was taken into custody and is charged with theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and criminal mischief. He was transported to the Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Facility.

The second ATV was located and recovered.

Middlesboro Police Officer Robin Venable is in charge of the investigation.