Second arrest made in suspected crime ring

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By Staff

SA second man believed to be involved in a recently uncovered heavy equipment theft ring has been arrested.

Jerry Lee Mays, 53, 850 Sulpher Springs, Lebanon, was arrested Thursday and taken to the Nelson County Jail. A bond has been set at $50,000.

Mays’ arrest follows that of Larry Overton, 63, Springfield, who was arrested Wednesday. Both have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury on charges of engaging in organized crime. Due to the theft ring involving more than five people, it qualifies under the organized crime statute.

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