Officials: Citrus and Hernando County deputies team up to arrest lawn equipment stealing duo

HERNANDO COUNTY - A tip from Citrus County authorities helped Hernando County detectives solve several cases of stolen lawn equipment, leading to two arrests.

Citrus County detectives met with Hernando County detectives Monday, and together, the officials responded to 5650 W. Clearbrook Lane in Homosassa.

There, they met with 47-yer-old Donald Reyburn, who had just bonded out of jail, along with his mother, Martha Hebenthal.

Reyburn told detectives confessed that he had a John Deere mower that was stolen from Hernando County, and he also told them about the location of stolen Gravely Zero Turn mower that was in someone else's possession.
Reyburn was arrested and taken to Citrus County jail.
Hernando County detectives followed up with Reyburn's tip of the second stolen mower.

They found the mower and confirmed it was the stolen Gravely Zero Turn.

Detectives then contacted Reyburn's girlfriend Amy Phibbs.
Phibbs was taken from the Hernando County Detention Center and taken to the District II office, where she told detectives that 18-year-old Jonathan Wyatt and Reyburn would ride around and look for lawn equipment to steal while she was in the vehicle with them.
When the time was right, they would go back and steal the equipment. Phibbs confirmed that Wyatt and Reyburn stole the Gravely Zero Turn mower, the John Deere and she also gave information about several other cases of stolen lawn equipment.
This helped detectives solve multiple cases and Wyatt was also arrested and taken to the Hernando County jail.

Wyatt faces two grand burglary charges and one grand theft/burglary case.
Reyburn will also be charged with two Grand Theft cases and one charge of Grand Theft / Burglary.

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