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2 accused of stealing scrap metal in Darke County

Published: Thursday, January 26, 2012 @ 7:05 PM
Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2012 @ 7:05 PM

Two Greenville men have been booked into the Darke County Jail on charges accusing them of stealing scrap metal from a property in the southern part of the county.

David Elliot, 44, and Michael Jones, 34, were arrested about 11:38 a.m. Thursday after deputies confronted the men who were seen outside 62 Billman Road in possession of items from that property, according to the sheriff's office.

Deputies were dispatched to that address on a complaint that Elliot and Jones were on the property possibly stealing scrap metal.

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Elliot is being held pending the filing of charges on breaking and entering and a parole violation.

Jones is being held pending the filing of a charge of breaking and entering. He also is wanted on an outstanding warrant issued by Darke County Adult Probation, according to the sheriff's office. At the time of his arrest, Jones was awaiting sentencing in county Common Pleas Court on another unrelated charge.

The scrap metal case remains under investigation by the sheriff's office.