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Three men arrested for alleged scrap metal theft

May 25, 2012

Three men were arrested for allegedly stealing scrap metal from the Moonville Tunnel area, according to Vinton County Sheriff Shawn Justice.

Clifford Alvis, 47, of Chauncey, Shane Benson, 31, of Chauncey, and Jeramy Westerviller, 19, of an unknown address, were arrested following an investigation by Forest Officer Nick Appleman and Deputy Lydle Cain.

According to Justice, the investigation determined the three men were taking metal from county-owned property. The men were charged with theft and taken to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

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