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Special Metals reports $215,000 scrap metal theft

Apr. 10, 2013 @ 06:54 AM

The following information was provided by reports filed with the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office:

FALSE PRETENSE, SWINDLE, CON GAME: An employee with Special Metals reported on Monday that someone took $215,665.92 in alloy products from the business’s location in the 3200 block of Riverside Drive on March 25.

The employee reported a Texas man, who was interested in purchasing a large quantity of scrap metal from the site, was negotiating a deal for the metal with another Special Metals employee. The man and the employee agreed upon a price of $30,000, and the man provided a cashier’s check for $30,000.

While a truck was being loaded with the scrap metal, a third Special Metals employee was working on a bill of lading, which would allow the truck to exit the plant. That employee noticed that the amount of scrap metal that had been loaded on the truck was more than the amount that the parties agreed upon, and he requested that the truck driver not leave the plant until all of the scrap metal was accounted for.

The truck driver left the plant anyway, and he was able to produce a fictitious bill of lading to a gate operator at the property.

One of the Special Metals employees said he later learned the Texas man involved in negotiating the deal for the metal told the driver to make his own bill of lading and leave the property, saying everything was taken care of.

The incident remains under investigation.

LARCENY: An employee of NPowell Construction reported he arrived to a work site in the 6300 block of Cox Landing Road in Lesage Monday morning to find someone had taken $11,075 in tools and construction equipment sometime during the weekend.

The following information was provided by reports filed with the Huntington Police Department:

FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE: Ronald K. Seabrooks, 23, of Detroit, was charged as a fugitive from justice and with three felony counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
An officer on patrol in the 600 block of 22nd Street Sunday night observed a man and a small child in a vehicle that had been parked in the area for at least 20 minutes. The vehicle did not have the proper parking pass for the area, and the officer approached the vehicle.

The officer determined the man was the child’s father, and the child’s mother was located in a nearby residence. Once inside the residence, the officer could smell a strong odor of marijuana, and he obtained a search warrant for the residence.

BURGLARY: A 22-year-old woman reported someone forced entry into her home in the 300 block of Elaine Court sometime Monday and took $400 in cash, $375 in jewelry and a television worth $299.

ASSAULT: A 67-year-old man reported he was walking on the sidewalk in the 500 block of 20th Street Monday evening when a juvenile male shot him in the arm with a B.B. gun. The man’s injury was not life threatening, and he refused emergency medical assistance.

The following information was provided by booking records at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville:

Lakeisha Robinson, 19, was incarcerated at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with felony use of an ATM card and felony forgery. Bond was $20,000.

Geon Lovell Henderson, 39, was incarcerated at 3:35 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him as a fugitive from justice. Bond was denied.

Howard Shirley, 41, was incarcerated at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Mason County charged him as a fugitive from justice. Bond was $100,000.

Angelo Jean-Louis, 20, was incarcerated at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with felony an unspecified felony charge. Bond was denied pending arraignment.

Devin Reece Adkins, 31, was incarcerated at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Wayne County charged him with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Bond was denied pending arraignment.

Christinia Danelle Morgan, 24, was incarcerated at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Bond was denied pending arraignment.

Timothy Darnell Meredith, 23, was incarcerated at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, along with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and obstruction. Bond was denied pending arraignment.

Michael Tylor Meadows, 24, was incarcerated Monday evening. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with being a fugitive from justice and an unspecified misdemeanor charge. Bond was denied.

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