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Guitar stolen from Rascal Flatts recovered


August 18, 2015

A DEPUTY holds the custom guitar stolen Friday from Rascal Flatts.

Linn County Sheriff’s deputies made a safe recovery of a $2,000 custom guitar stolen Friday night, Aug. 14, from the Rascal Flatts band during the Willamette Country Music Festival, Sheriff Bruce Riley said Monday.

The theft occurred backstage during Friday night’s concert at the festival, he said.

Riley said Sheriff’s deputies and detectives working at the festival received information regarding possible suspects shortly after the theft occurred Friday night.

Acting on the information, the suspects were identified as Kevin Chase Atkinson, 19, of Eugene, and a 17-year-old girl from...

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