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A Clinton man was arrested Friday in Oliver Springs after he allegedly tried to sell a stolen truck and utility trailer to a scrap metal business.
Oliver Springs Police were called to Tri-County Metals on Friday on a report of a suspicious individual. Employees told police that 29-year-old Nathan Bradley Welch had tried to sell them a Ford F150, a trailer, and some diesel fuel tanks but did not have the titles for the truck or the trailer or any information about the tanks.
Police followed Welch as he left the business and observed him driving somewhat erratically. Welch pulled into the parking lot of another business on Tri-County Boulevard and allegedly tried to flee on foot, but his escape was hampered when he was unable to put the truck into park and it almost backed over him.
He was taken into custody and officers allegedly found four syringes in the truck along with other drug paraphernalia and burglary tools. Officers also said they found a screwdriver in the ignition that Welch had apparently been using to start the stolen vehicle.
He was charged with felony theft, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools, tampering with evidence, driving on a suspended or revoked license—third offense—and several moving violations.
A passenger in the truck identified as 44-year-old Glenn Luckey of Lake City was charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Both men are free on bond.
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