January 13, 2020
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Washington County man charged with falsely reporting outboard motor theft

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A Washington County man has been arrested on charges he falsely reported the theft of two outboard motors that he owned worth $60,000, police said Tuesday.

Dean Langton, 50, of Addison was charged Monday with class C attempted theft by deception and class E filing a false report, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s office.

Hancock County sheriff’s detectives Steve McFarland and Frank Jennings arrested Langton at his home without incident. The false report was filed Aug. 20.

Hancock County investigated the incident because Langton’s boat was parked in the town of Hancock, which is within that sheriff’s jurisdiction.

The investigation is continuing. Langton’s bail was $20,000 cash, and he is due in Hancock County Unified Criminal Court Oct. 2.

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