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Police: Man suspected in theft, arrested for meth


Clay County deputies arrested a man on drug charges after he was suspected of stealing electricity.

Deputies were called out to State Street in Greenway on Friday in response to a complaint over theft of services.

Sheriff Terry Miller said when deputies arrived the victim said the suspect, identified as Richard Easley, was outside of his house next door.

When deputies talked with Easley, he admitted that he did run an extension cord from the victim's house to his and did not have permission.

Easley was loading items into his car when the deputies questioned him and he consented to a search, according Sheriff Miller.

Deputies found 2 small baggies with a crystal substance in them in the car.

Easley was taken to the Clay County Detention Center and charged with a misdemeanor theft of services and felony possession of methamphetamine.

Easley's bond was set at $35,000.

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