deputies make arrests in theft case
Friday, March 4 around 2:43 a.m. police responded to an abandoned
residence located at 4506 East County Road 200 North to investigate
a suspicious vehicle parked there.
Upon further investigation, Detective Abe Hildebrand with the
Ripley County Sheriffs Office, said there were three men
in the process of removing items from Daves Auto Salvage.
They are reported to have removed several automotive radiators
from the scrap yard, and were taking them back to the parked truck.
After officers obtained a search warrant for the truck, they discovered
a large amount of copper wire inside. They would later determine
that the wire had also been stolen earlier that same night from
a residence in Dearborn County.
Kraig W. King, 18 of Lawrenceburg, and Shane Mosier, 19 of Moores
Hill, were taken into custody that night and incarcerated at the
Ripley County Jail. The third suspect fled from the area.
The incident is still under investigation by the Ripley County
Sheriffs Office. Officers from the Milan Police Department
also responded to the scene.