Two Cushing men charged after allegedly trying to return stolen scrap metal

Posted Jan. 22, 2013, at 3:10 p.m.

THOMASTON, Maine — Two Cushing men have been charged with theft after police say the pair tried to return scrap metal stolen from a local gravel pit.

Robert Demmons, 57, and Henry Dudley III, 32, were issued summonses for theft on Monday, according to Thomaston Police Chief Kevin Haj.

The chief said that when the men brought a truckload of scrap metal to Scott Johnson’s recycling business in Thomaston, Johnson recognized where the material came from. According to Haj, Johnson then told the men that they should know better and that should they should return the materials.

Johnson then called police, and Haj was waiting for Demmons and Dudley when they went to return the scrap metal to the George C. Hall & Sons gravel pit on Buttermilk Lane, according to the chief.

Another load of material believed taken by the men also was located, the chief said.