Two Men Arrested for Stealing Steel Beams from Church

9:46 PM, Dec 29, 2012   |    comments
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Lexington County, SC (WLTX)- Lexington County Sheriff's deputies arrested two men on Friday for stealing steel beams from a church.

Lexington County Sheriff James Metts said 49-year-old Ronald Welch and 28-year-old Michael Hall stole steel beams worth more than $10,000 dollars from outside a church on Leaphart Road near West Columbia.

Arrest warrants say at 12:45 pm on Friday deputies saw the pair take the beams and place them on a trailer parked outside the church.  

Deputies say Hall and Welch previously had stolen additional steel beams from outside the church and sold them for recycling at CMC Recycling in Cayce, on four separate occasions.

Anyone with information concerning additional criminal activity involving Hall or Welch contact the Lexington County Sheriff's Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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