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Man arrested for shelter theft

Friday, May 11, 2012

The investigation of the theft of the air conditioning units at the Clay County Humane Society resulted in an arrest Friday.

The Clay County Sheriff's Department arrested Edward E. Smith, 45, Monrovia, Ind., after looking into a lead from a concerned citizen.

Detectives and deputies learned the air conditioning units had been scrapped and retrieved photos from the business where the units had been sold.

After interviewing Smith, who was a former employee of the humane shelter, about his involvement in the theft, detectives arrested him for the theft of the units, and he was booked in the Clay County Justice Center.

Smith is being incarcerated with a $7,000 bond with no 10 percent allowed. The case is still under investigation and additional charges could be filed.

Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton said sometimes leads from the public don't actually lead to anything, but in this case it did.

"In this case, it paid off," he said. "We always ask for help from the public. They see and hear a lot. They are one of our greatest assets."

The Humane Society realized three air conditioning units were stolen sometime between Sunday evening and Monday morning.

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Maybe as part of his community service he should be the one out there scooping poop in the heat at the shelter on the hotest days this summer with no air conditioning to keep his butt cool. Let the other employees watch from inside where it is cool at.

-- Posted by MS440 on Sat, May 12, 2012, at 12:08 AM

I agree soccerdad, make him scoop poop and anyone else involved.

-- Posted by bettyboop@joink.com on Sat, May 12, 2012, at 8:10 AM

I also think they should shut off the air to his cell, see how he likes that

-- Posted by bettyboop@joink.com on Sun, May 13, 2012, at 8:19 AM

But we all know the courts can't punish a person to do what he caused to be done to the animals.

-- Posted by MS440 on Sun, May 13, 2012, at 11:50 AM

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