Ruston Man Accused In Theft Of Half Ton Of Metal
MONROE, La. (AP) — Monroe police have arrested a 52-year-old Ruston man on allegations he stole nearly a half ton of metal.
The News-Star reports Kevin Wills was booked Wednesday into Ouachita Correctional Center on a theft charge.
According to an arrest affidavit, Wills removed 580 pounds of galvanized angle iron and 360 pounds of tin from a construction site at the Monroe Regional Airport.
The report stated Wills then took the metal to a local scrap yard and sold it for $46.40. Wills told police he used a forklift to load the iron into a truck and took it to the yard.
The stolen metal was valued at $2,000.
It was unclear whether Wills has an attorney.