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Second Suspect Charged In Light Fixture Thefts From WV Veterans Memorial

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Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Dec. 2, 2013 10:10 AM EST
Updated: Dec. 4, 2013 11:00 AM EST

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Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia

A second suspect has been charged in the theft of several brass light fixtures from the West Virginia Veterans Memorial in Charleston.

Media outlets reported that Bryan Allen Letart, 37, of Charleston was charged Tuesday with grand larceny, transferring and receiving stolen property and conspiracy. A criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court alleges that Letart helped Amanda Suzanne Young of Charleston remove 14 9-inch brass rings from light fixtures surrounding the memorial sometime before Nov. 18.

Police said the 32-year-old Young sold at least five fixtures to a recycling company last week.

Young is charged with transferring and receiving property, grand larceny and conspiracy.

Both defendants are being held in South Central Regional Jail.

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Authorities have recovered several brass light fixtures that were taken from the West Virginia Veterans Memorial in Charleston.

Capitol Recycling owner Randy Halstead told the Charleston Gazette that he bought the fixtures from a woman. He learned the fixtures were stolen when a Capitol Police officer came to his store with photos of them.

Halstead said information that he entered about the woman in a national database helped police identify her. The Leads Online database tracks missing and stolen items.

Police charged 32-year-old Amanda Suzanne Young of Charleston with receiving or transferring stolen goods. She was being held at the South Central Regional Jail on $10,000 bond.

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