FARMINGTON — A Temple man was arrested Sunday after he recently attempted to trade or sell a pair of skis stolen from Titcomb Mountain Ski Slope.

Kyle Purington, 23, was arrested on a charge of theft by receiving stolen property after he took the skis to a local ski business and tried to sell them, said Farmington Police Detective Marc Bowering.

Police found him in possession of the stolen pair of skis with an estimated value of $500, Bowering said.

Employees of  the ski business had originally sold the skis to the owner and knew they were stolen within the last few months, he said. When Purington took them in to the business, they were recognized and positively identified.

Farmington Police searched for Purington but couldn’t find him. They were told he had moved out of state, Bowering said. Police obtained an arrest warrant and Cpl. Kenneth Charles of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department found him Sunday.

Purington bailed from the Franklin County Detention Center on Sunday on $3,000 unsecured and has a court appearance scheduled for April 21.

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