A Bell County business man has recently been indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury on a theft charge. William Boyd Fuson, 32, of Pineville, was indicted on the charge of receiving stolen property over $500.
According to the indictment, Fuson allegedly received, retained or disposed of a haul trailer with a commercial type steam cleaner. The trailer was valued at approximately $9,000.
Officers involved in the case include Bell County deputies BJ Brock and Shane Stewart and Claiborne County deputy Anthony Vellion and Capt. Johnny Collins.
Fuson has also been charged with theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $500. According to the complaint warrant, the victim rented a storage unit from Fuson at Parkway Vendor Mall. The victim had the unit over two years and was allegedly making monthly payments.
According to the complaint, the victim’s items were allegedly removed from the storage unit and some items were allegedly placed in the Parkway Vendor Mall for sale. Items in the storage unit were valued at approximately $18,409.
A Tazewell, Tenn., man was also recently indicted on a theft charge. Mike R. Evans II, 32, was indicted on the charge of receiving stolen property over $10,000.
According to the indictment, Evans allegedly received, retained or disposed of an iPod, a Cannon camera, an iPod cover, black bag, iPad, gold bracelet, box head set and a Rolex watch.
Evans was also indicted for being a persistent felony offender.
Middlesboro Police Officer Barry Cowan and Sgt. Wade Barnett worked the case.
Other indictments recently handed down by the grand jury include:
* Eddie Lee, 21, of Middlesboro, was indicted on four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence and failure of owner to maintain required security;
* James K. Coulton, 45, of San Jose, Calif., was indicted for failure to comply with sex offender registration;
* Brandon Lee Cavins, 30, of Middlesboro, was indicted on the charge of theft by unlawful taking over $500 and for being a persistent felony offender;
* Casey L. Carpenter, 32, of Middlesboro, was indicted on the charge of third-degree assault and second-degree promoting contraband.
Anthony Cloud can be reached via email at email@example.com or by phone at 606-248-1010, ext. 208.