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Fulton Woman Charged in Texas County

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.


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