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Officials arrest three on multiple charges

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Clay County Sheriff's Department received a report of a theft in progress on Lower Bloomington Road near the Clay County/Vigo County line.

The reporting party, an off-duty Indiana Conservation Officer, advised he had observed a vehicle in the area with three people trespassing and stealing scrap metal.

Clay County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched and located the vehicle still on the former AMAX Coal Mine property.

During a traffic stop, deputies observed several scrap metal items in the bed area of the pickup truck.

During the investigation, deputies discovered an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine, marijuana and paraphernalia.

As a result of the investigation, the following subjects were arrested:

* Kevin E. Woodsmall, 42, Terre Haute, was arrested for theft, receiving stolen property (a Class D felony), maintaining a common nuisance (a Class D felony) and criminal trespass (a Class A misdemeanor),

* Kevin J. French, 38, Terre Haute, was arrested for theft, receiving stolen property, criminal trespass, visiting a common nuisance, and possession of methamphetamine (a Class D felony), and

* Lisa A. Patterson, 39, Terre Haute, was arrested for theft, receiving stolen property, criminal trespass, visiting a common nuisance, possession of marijuana (a Class A misdemeanor) and possession of paraphernalia (a Class A misdemeanor).

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To our local law enforcement..Keep up the good work!!!! Its just too bad our courts can't find a way make these people do something to pay their way thru the court system. I would vote for a good ole chain gang!?!? Any other suggestions out there?

-- Posted by jddriver on Sat, Jan 21, 2012, at 8:01 PM

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