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Early Morning Arrests in Blackey Community of Letcher County

Date of News Release: 09/30/2011

(Hazard, KY) -- On Friday, September 30, 2011 at approximately 3:45 a.m., Kentucky State Police Detectives arrested two individuals in the Blackey community of Letcher County. Detectives were in Blackey conducting an investigation related to recent telephone wire thefts, when they encountered these subjects. Cecil J. Slone, 31, and Wade Engle, 46, both of Blackey, were charged with one count each of complicity to commit theft by unlawful taking over $500.00, complicity to commit criminal mischief 1st degree, criminal trespass 3rd degree, and fleeing or evading police in the second degree. Both were lodged in the Letcher County Jail. Detectives Joel Abner and Bill Pollard, of Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard, are continuing this investigation.

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