Last updated 2:51PM ET
October 23, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Metal Theft Case
(2008-08-19)
(WOUB) - A Gallia County man is facing two counts of breaking and entering for allegedly trying to steal from a metal plant in Vinton County.

Vinton County Sheriff Dave Hickey says 26-year-old Joseph Martin of Patriot was arrested last week during a stakeout at the Steelial Metal Fabrication Plant near Wilkesville.

Hickey says the plant had several recently metal thefts leading to the stakeout.

Deputies witnessed Martin entering a hole cut in the fence near the scrap metal yard of the plant.

He was taken into custody without incident.
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