TFC Corey King
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 16, Henderson
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Owensboro Man Charged with Three Felonies
Date of News Release: 01/14/2014
(Henderson, KY) - On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, Kentucky State Police Trooper Jon Whittaker charged 30 year-old James Scott Hale of Philpot with three (3) counts of Receiving Stolen Property over $10,000, class C-felony.
The investigation was initiated by the Kentucky State Police after a local Owensboro trucking company had called reference possible theft. The trucking company stated they had received a call from a company in Virginia inquiring about three loads of freight that the trucking company had picked up. The owner of the Owensboro trucking company was unaware and stated they were not contracted to pick up any freight from the Virginia business.
The investigation reveled that Hale picked up three loads of aluminum product from the Virginia company in late December 2013 and scraping all three loads valued around $150,000 at an Owensboro recycling center.
It is not clear as to how Hale was able to pose at the Owensboro trucking company and pick up all three loads but troopers are actively investigating this case.
Hale is being held in the Daviess County Detention Center in Owensboro.