BANGOR, Maine — A Penobscot County sheriff’s deputy arrested two people last week after they allegedly stole scrap metal from a Carmel recycler with the intent of selling it to another recycling company.
Casey Dean McElligott, 27, and Antwon Lamont Vaughan, 22, both were charged on Oct. 1 with burglary and theft, Deputy Ed Toulouse said Friday.
As of Friday night, McElligott remained at Penobscot County Jail, a county corrections official confirmed. Vaughan was being held at Cumberland County Jail, the official said.
Both of the charges filed against McElligott are Class C felonies, punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. The burglary charge filed against Vaughan also is a Class C felony.
Toulouse said that the two were arrested after he received a complaint from Keith Drost, the owner of Ideal Recycling in Carmel, who reported that scrap metal had been taken from his company. Drost provided descriptions of the suspects and the vehicle they were traveling in.
Brewer police spotted the suspects’ vehicle on Grove Street and held the driver and passenger until Toulouse arrived and confirmed their alleged involvement with the metal theft.
Last week’s arrest was not McElligott’s first encounter with law enforcement. He was indicted by a Penobscot County grand jury in January on one count of theft, according to the Bangor Daily News archives. A county grand jury also indicted him in September of last year on a theft charge.