Arrest made in theft of several thousand dollars worth of scrap metal

From the Polk County Sheriff's Office:

POLK COUNTY (KYTX) - Sunday, February 2, 2014 in the evening hours, Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office responded to a theft in progress off of Buddy Brown Road.

An alert citizen observed suspicious activity on a friend's property and when he stopped to investigate he found three people loading several thousand dollars worth of scrap metal onto a flatbed trailer. He contacted the landowner and was told no one was allowed on the property except loggers who were contracted to cut timber.

The citizen contacted the Sheriff's Office and held the three at gunpoint until Deputies arrived according to Sheriff Kenneth Hammack.

After an investigation by Deputies and Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff's Office charges of State Jail Felony Theft were filed on 49-year-old Robert Grant Rowe, of Livingston.

 


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