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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  • by becky Location: clay co on May 8, 2008 at 11:04 PM
    jason venable is on hollon branch rd. not to far were this suppost to happen
  • by Anonymous Location: Clay County on Apr 25, 2008 at 02:37 PM
    This isn't the only theft of it's kind in this county over the past months. The Newave cable company has had there lines cut twice now. First time cable was out for 3 days. The most recent event it was out for over 12 hours.

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