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Men charged with attempted theft

Monday, October 25, 2004

Two suspects were arrested following an incident at Schopmeyer Farm Supply early Saturday.

Clay County Deputy Brian Pierce and Reserve Deputy Chris Robinson were watching the business for attempted anhydrous ammonia theft when a red truck stopped and a man got out of the truck, walked toward the anhydrous ammonia tanks at the business. The truck drove away.

The officers approached the man, identifying themselves as law officers and ordering him to get on the ground.

The man ran a short distance and dove under an anhydrous ammonia tank. He began to pull a .38 semi-automatic weapon from his waist area, but was subdued before he could produce the weapon. The man was handcuffed and identified as Jeffrey Crews, 36, of Terre Haute.

A short time later, the red truck returned to the parking lot. The officers confronted and apprehended the driver, Chad M. Funk, 21, of Terre Haute.

Both men were arrested and transported to the Clay County Jail.

Crews was charged with Attempted Theft class D felony, Attempted Possession of Anhydrous Ammonia in an Unapproved Container class D felony, Resisting Law Enforcement class D felony, Possession of Methamphetamine class D felony and Possession of a Handgun Without a License.

Funk was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft and Attempted Possession of Anhydrous Ammonia in an Unapproved Container.

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