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Editors Note: More information has been released for this story by authorities. Taylor Schwager has been identified as one of the men in the story and this story has been updated.
An Elgin man was arrested this week after an alleged theft of equipment.
A probable cause affidavit issued in Antelope County on Thursday led to the arrest of Nathan Henn, 28, for the theft of a Blue Jet field ripper. The ripper was stolen from rural Verdigre in the spring of 2016.
According to the affidavit, Henn was working for Taylor Schwager of Orchard in the spring of 2016 when he agreed to help procure the ripper in exchange for eliminating debt that Henn owed to Schwager for back rent, vehicle insurance and to cover a bad check. The affidavit also stated that Henn took the Schwager's tractor and returned the next day with the ripper.
The debt was approximately $4,000, and Henn was paid an additional $1,500 for the ripper. Henn then allegedly painted the ripper, in addition to repairing and moving the hazard lights.
The affidavit gives probable cause to believe that Henn committed theft by receiving stolen property.
He is currently being held at the Antelope County Law Enforcement Center on 10 percent of a $50,000 bond.