Three Arrested in Clay County, Kentucky during Theft Investigation of Utility Wire

Arrests 1 31 21

MANCHESTER, KY - Clay County Sheriff Patrick Robinson is reporting that on January 31, 2021at approximately 5:50 PM Clay County Sheriff Sgt. Jeremy Gabbard along with Deputy Cody Blackwell arrested Marty Bowling, 26 of Shirley Don Road, Stephen Baird, 27 of Paw Paw Road and Nicholas Root, 29 of Firehouse Road.

The arrests occurred on Firehouse Road when Sgt. Gabbard and Deputy Blackwell received information that a group of individuals was shown cutting cable wire between Roots Branch Road and Elijah Feltner Road and had left in a red blazer.

Units made contact with a vehicle matching the description of the one provided in the theft.

Upon making contact with the driver (Baird), it was noted that he was shown to have a No Bond Warrant out of Clay County.

In plain sight deputies noted that an undetermined length of utility wire along with climbing gear was located in the vehicle. 

Stephen Baird was charged with:

• Serving Bench Warrant for Court (No Bond)
• Receiving Stolen Property

Marty Bowling was charged with:

• Receiving Stolen Property

Nicholas Root was charged with:

• Serving Warrant of Arrest

The photos attached is courtesy of the Clay County Detention Center.


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