In Jan. 13 Issue
Two Russell Springs men have been arrested after several local burglaries of copper wiring, air conditioning units and various other metals locally, according to Deputy Sheriff Nick Bertram with the Russell County Sheriff's Office.
Last Friday afternoon, two men, Johnathan Davis, 28, and Aaron Scott Irvin, 31, were arrested and charged with second degree burglary and complicity in connection with thefts from several houses and other properties in the Eli, Russell Springs, and Gosser Ridge areas.
According to Deputy Bertram, he and fellow Deputy Sherriff Clete McAninch arrested the two after several positive identifications from people who had seen a suspicious white van in their respective areas where the metals had gone missing.
Once arrested, deputies found a substantial amount of copper and other metals inside the vehicle, according to Bertram.
Charges have been filed against one other suspect in the case with another arrest pending, according to Bertram.
The investigation is continuing by the Russell County Sheriff's Department.
Anyone with information concerning the recent rash of copper and other metal thefts should call the Russell County Sheriff's Office at 270-343-2191 with their details.