Texas County Deputies investigated a person attempting to steal a tractor near Elk Creek on Wednesday. As authorities
responded to the area a female was seen walking on the highway. Deputies detained Candace Chilton-Gatten for investigation.
Deputies contacted the complainants at their nearby
residence and learned that Chilton-Gatten approached the residence on foot carrying a large
knife. She entered a shed and attempted to steal a tractor. Chilton-Gatten was removed from the cab of the tractor and dropped
the knife and began to walk away.
38-year old Candace Chilton-Gatten, of Fulton, is facing charges of 1st-degree felony stealing and unlawful use. She is being held in the Texas County Jail with a bond set at $250,000.