Whitesburg KY

Cops say culvert stolen from Goose Creek, TV taken from senior center



Police say a man stole a culvert from a mining company in Goose Greek and dragged the culvert behind his truck to his residence.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Adam Hall found the truck with a culvert attached by a chain at Charles Christopher Archer’s residence located at 3226 Highw ay



Hall followed the scrape marks the culvert had made on KY 317 back to Revelation Mining at Goose Greek.

A large flat screen television set found in the cab of Archer’s truck matched the description of a television set taken from a wall of the Hemphill Senior Citizens Center, said Sgt. Barry Engle of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department.

A stolen toolbox from the same Hemphill area was found in Archer’s truck, Engle said.

Archer was arrested on Oct. 4 and charged with theft by unlawful taking, third-degree burglary and criminal mischief.

A tire belong to Tara Richie of Goose Creek was found in Archer’s truck on Oct. 7 and he was charged with theft by unlawful taking.

Archer remains in the Letcher County Jail. Bond is $25,000 cash plus home incarceration for the charges of third-degree burglary and criminal mischief.

Bond is $500 cash for the theft by unlawful taking charge.

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