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Raleigh County man arrested for illegal scrapping, police say

Local - 4/12/2014 9:52 PM by Karen Franklin
RALEIGH COUNTY - Police in Raleigh County will continue an investigation into the illegal scrapping of metal and concrete materials at a local yard.

On Saturday police arrested 30-year-old Joseph Preston Arthur for receiving and transferring stolen property. He's accused of profiting from the sale of stolen goods at a Raleigh County scrapyard. 

The construction materials were recovered Friday and believed to be stolen sometime in the past week. 

Trooper M.S. Efird told Newswatch that Arthur was identified by employees at the company. More arrests are expected.

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