Search Continues For Alleged Copper Thief

State Police continue to search for a Clay County man that may have been involved with a copper theft incident earlier this month.

On April 10, Kentucky State Police received a report of a copper theft from the Fall Rock Power Substation, belonging to East Kentucky Power Co-op, on US 421 north of Manchester in Clay County.

On April 16 Trooper Metcalf arrested Samuel Abner, 31 and Jimmy Abner, 22, both of Manchester and charged them with one count of Receiving Stolen Property over $300 in reference in the incident.

Police are searching for a third suspect, Sidney Jason Venable, 30, of the Sand Gap Community in Jackson County in reference to the incident.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Venable is urged to contact Kentucky State Police.

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