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Man Accused Of Trying To Sell 9,000 Pounds Of Stolen Metal In Columbus

Last updated on Thursday, April 24, 2008

(COLUMBUS) - Police have recovered about $330,000 worth of stolen metal and arrested a man they say was trying to sell it to a Columbus scrap yard.

36-year-old Michael Smiley of Hope was taken into custody Monday when he attempted to sell 9,000 pounds of metal to Legend Smelting & Recycling.

He was charged with possession of stolen property and is being held in the Bartholomew County jail without bond.

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