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Bell County man arrested in Williamsburg for catalytic converter thefts and drug possession

From The Williamsburg Police Department -

William B. Begley

On Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at approximately 3:00 am, Williamsburg Police Officers arrested a Bell County man following an investigation at a local car-lot and repair shop along US Highway 25-W in Williamsburg.


WPD officers recovered two catalytic converters, numerous cutting tools, and other items believed to be connected to the theft. The suspect, 26-year-old William B. Begley, of Four Mile, KY, is accused of cutting catalytic converters off of two vehicles at a repair shop. Suspected crystal meth was also found on Begley when he was arrested.


Begley was lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center charged with theft by unlawful taking over $500, possession of a controlled substance - 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine), and public intoxication.


The investigation is on going and further arrests or charges are possible.

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