Police arrest man in Sanpete County, recover $20,000 worth of stolen antlers

Posted at 3:56 PM, Apr 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-20 17:56:12-04

SANPETE COUNTY, Utah — A man is behind bars after he allegedly stole $20,000 worth of antlers, and he was captured Tuesday night after police responded to a report of a burglary outside Manti City.

According to the Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office, officers were responding to a report of a burglary outside Manti Tuesday night, and deer antlers purchased by the victim were among the stolen property.

As police were investigating, they received a tip about a truck traveling on Highway 89 with a large number of antlers inside. Another deputy responded and stopped that vehicle.

The victim of the burglary was able to positively identify the antlers in that truck as their stolen property, according to police, and the driver was arrested. Police secured a search warrant for a residence in Ephraim, were more antlers were recovered. The owner of that property was not involved and was unaware of the crime, according to police.

The suspect was interviewed by police, who stated he confessed to the crime and provided details about the thefts.

Brennon Golding was booked into jail for the alleged thefts.