Man charged in scrap metal theft

Man charged in scrap metal theft

GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Greene County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a man they say stole hundred of thousands of dollars worth of scrap metal.

According to Sheriff David Carter, a deputy stopped 44-year-old James Gilbee of Paragould because he already had a bench warrant out for his arrest.

Gilbee was taken into custody.

Deputies then obtained a search warrant for his house, where they found the metal.

"Out back in the shed we found hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stolen property from a local factory here, Anchor Manufacturing," Sheriff Carter said.

Carter said multiple items were stolen, including ten busbars, worth over $10,000 each; scrap metal; cases of penetrating oil; tools and large industrial rolls of toilet paper.

Gilbee now faces a felony theft charge. His bond set at $35,000.

He is due in court June 27.

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