Two charged after allegedly recycling others’ belongings

Ralph B. Davis rdavis@civitasmedia.com

April 25, 2014

PRESTONSBURG — During spring cleanup month in April, no one could be blamed for recycling — unless, of course, the items being recycled were stolen.

That allegation is being made against two men in Floyd District Court.

Bryan E. Lafferty, 37, of Dwale, faces charges receiving stolen property and being a persistent felony offender, following a complaint filed April 16. According to his arrest warrant, Jarvey Lafferty accuses Bryan Lafferty of stealing copper from his home between Aug. 5 and Aug. 7. The copper was later sold to Mr. Metal Recyling, in Allen.

Lafferty is currently being held in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, in Staffordsville, on charges of menacing and alcohol intoxication.

Joshua Glenn Endicott, 34, of Prestonsburg, also stands accused of receiving stolen property.

According to Endicott’s arrest warrant, he was accused by Joe Weddington of taking a blue Chevy truck owned by Deana Lewis to TB Recycling, in Louisa, and selling it for scrap April 8.

Endicott was arrested April 16 and taken to the Floyd County Detention Center. He was released the next day on a $5,000 surety bond.

Endicott is scheduled to appear in court Monday for a preliminary hearing.