$100,000 worth of stolen property discovered after Oklahoma man investigated for illegally hunting on horseback

10/23/2017 - Pontotoc County, OK -- Law enforcement discovered more than $100,000 worth of stolen property at an Oklahoman's residence while he was being investigated for illegally hunting on horseback.

According to court records, on Oct. 7, a Pontotoc County game warden began investigating information about an individual illegally hunting on horseback. The game warden soon located a truck and horse trailer. The tag on the truck came back as possibly tied to a string of local burglaries.

Law enforcement then searched Carl Martin Ross' home. During the search officers found stolen items ranging from three ATV's to 14 illegal deer heads.

Ross, 52, was arrested on charges of child endangerment, drug trafficking, possession of an altered VIN, operating a chop shop, endeavoring to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of firearms after former felony conviction, possession of illegal firearm suppressor, knowingly concealing stolen property, planning or attempting acts of violence and possession of marijuana.