Men Accused of Stealing 550 flagpoles from an American Legion

Created: 06/09/2014 7:30 PM

CARROLL, Iowa (AP) - Two western Iowa men are accused of stealing more than 500 flagpoles from the Carroll American Legion over Memorial Day weekend.
The Carroll Daily Times Herald reports ( ) that 37-year-old Christopher Lee Gay and 20-year-old Chance Abel Kinney, both of Lake City, were arrested on Sunday. The men were charged with first- and second-degree theft and were released from jail on a promise to appear in court.
Police Chief Jeff Cayler says investigators are seeking a third suspect, whom he declined to identify.
The suspects allegedly stole two trailers with an estimated 550 metal flagpoles and tried to sell them at two salvage yards. Salvage yard workers declined to buy the polls, and were able to identify at least one of the suspects.
The poles are worth an estimated $16,500.

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