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Power theft using…jumper cables?

SALYERSVILLE – Two people were arrested last Friday after a police officer attempting to serve a warrant notice something strange on the electric lines in a Magoffin County community.

On Friday, August 19, Salyersville Police Department Officer D. Watson and Officer Neil Adams went to a residence on Patrick Drive in Salyersville when they noticed a power panel that had been cut off by Kentucky Power and what appeared to be jumper cables were running from the cut-off line down to the power box.

Kentucky Power was contacted by police and confirmed that the occupants were stealing power.

Michael L. Slone, 55, and Jennifer Lee Salisbury, 49, both of Williams Court in Salyersville, were arrested and charged with one count of theft of services. They were both housed and released from the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, pending future court dates.

Editor’s Note: The indictment or charge of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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