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Receiving Stolen Property Arrest in Clay County

Date of News Release: 04/25/2008

(London, KY) - On Thursday April 10, 2008 the Kentucky State Police received a report of a copper theft from the Fall Rock Power Substation, belonging to East Kentucky Power Co-op, on US 421 north of Manchester in Clay County.

Trooper Nick Metcalf responded and began an investigation into the incident.

On Wednesday April 16, 2008 Trooper Metcalf arrested Samuel Abner, 31 and Jimmy Abner, 22, both of Manchester and charged them with one (1) count of Receiving Stolen Property over $300 in reference in the incident.

Trooper Metcalf is searching for a third suspect, Sidney Jason Venable, 30, of the Sand Gap Community in Jackson County in reference to the incident.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Venable is urged to contact the Kentucky State Police at (606) 878-6622 or 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state).

Trooper Metcalf is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by Trooper Donald Wilson.

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