A 26-year-old Madison County man was arraigned Monday on a May 20 indictment for charges of breaking and entering and theft, after he allegedly stole a motor from a grain bin and left his tools behind.
Randall D. Norman, of Mt. Sterling, was arrested May 2 by a Fayette County Sheriff’s Office deputy on a complaint of theft at Harrison Road within Madison Township.
According to the sheriff’s report, a victim stated that he had two electric motors and two 30-foot extension ladders taken from his property on Harrison Road. The victim said one of the motors had been attached to a grain bin, the other motor was attached to an auger, and the extension ladders had been located beside the grain bin. The victim reported a pry bar and hex saw were found beside the area where the items were reportedly stolen, according to the sheriff’s office.
A deputy made contact with a person who had knowledge of Norman allegedly selling the motors to Cohen Recycling. Cohen Recycling was contacted and stated Norman had sold them two motors.
Norman is facing additional charges after he was indicted on felony charges of illegal conveyance of weapons or prohibited items onto the grounds of a detention facility or institution, theft, and receiving stolen property. Five counts of receiving stolen property were handed down by a Fayette County grand jury May 20 for a Colt .380 semi automatic, a .38 special S & W revolver, a .410 pink shotgun, a Savage 22-250 rifle, and a ruger 10/22 .22 rifle, according to Fayette County Prosecutor Jess Weade.
Norman remains in the Fayette County Jail.
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