A Shirley and Clinton man arrested on Theft by receiving.
From the desk of Sheriff Scott Bradley
On December 11th, 2015, Deputies noticed, a lot of black smoke coming from a residence on US Highway 65 South in Clinton. After the deputy arrived at the location found to males burning the insulation off copper wire under the carport of the residence. Investigator from the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office arrived to help in the Investigation. It was found that the City of Clinton Police had a report of stolen wire. A city employee identified the wire. 38 year old Joshua Moudy of Clinton and 33 year old Jimmy Conaway of Shirley was arrested at the residence. Investigators then turned the investigation over to City investigators. Clinton City Police Officers charged Moudy and Conaway with misdemeanor Theft by Receiving. Moudy and Conaway where later released by the Clinton City Police.