By Brian Livingston
Two men have been charged in connection with the theft of scrap metal from a local railroad company.
Lt. John Griffith, executive officer for the Meridian Police Department, said Tuesday morning that Cecil J. Spraggins, 71, and Michael A. Smith, 56, have been charged with receiving stolen property. Each man was placed on $5,000 bond.
Griffith said the arrests came when Spraggins and Smith were taken into custody for allegedly stealing scrap metal from the yard of Kansas City Southern Railroad on Oct. 18. Griffith said MPD detectives were called in by railroad agents on Oct. 21 to assist in the investigation.
Griffith said Spraggins and Smith allegedly attempted to sell the scrap metal to a Meridian scrap metal dealer. He said Spraggins was arrested Nov. 21 while Smith was taken into custody a day later.
By Brian Livingston
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