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Church copper theft arrest in Knox County

From The Knox County Ky Sheriff's Department -

Clarence Gilbert - KCDC

On Monday, September 6, 2021, at approximately 2:05 am while on patrol in Gray, Knox County Deputy Jesse Smith observed Clarence Gilbert walking on Highway US 25E at Cross Road Market.

Deputy Jesse Smith arrested Clarence Gilbert age 43 of Gray, KY without incident charging him with Criminal Mischeif-1st Degree, Criminal Trespassing-3rd Degree and Giving Officer False Identifying Information. These charges were the result of SGT Carl Frith’s investigation into the theft of copper plumbing from the Living Water Church in Gray that occurred on August 26, 2021.

Clarence Gilbert was also wanted on a Kentucky Parole Board Warrant for a Parole Violation and a Knox County Bench Warrant for failure to pay the fine on a Criminal Trespass-3rd Degree charge.

Clarence Gilbert was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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