Three persons have been charged with stealing rail steel.
Earnest R. Adams, 36, of Ky Highway 588, UZ; Dawn Adams, 37, of 4134 Highway 588, Ermine; and Steve A. Sandlin, 31, of 203 Raymonds Branch, Whitesburg, were arrested Oct. 25 and charged with receiving stolen property. Earnest Adams was also charged with driving on a license that was suspended after a driving under the influence charge.
According to court records, Lt. Brian Damron of the Letcher County Sheriff’s Department saw a green 1993 Dodge Intrepid being driven by Earnest Adams loaded down with about 1,000 pounds of steel which appeared to have been taken from a railroad. Sandlin and Dawn Adams were passengers in the Intrepid.
CSX Railroad detectives are now working with the sheriff’s department to investigate the case. The sheriff’s department is also investigating a case where steel is being taken from active railroad tracks.
Anyone with information about the theft of railroad steel is asked to contact the sheriff’s department at 633-2293.