Man Charged with Stealing Fresh Gravel from County Road

Published 07/02 2014 10:41AM

Updated 07/02 2014 10:53AM

(LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mo.) An unusual theft investigation in Livingston County led to an arrest recently.

Sheriff Steve Cox said Toby Darren Griffin was arrested on June 17 for stealing after he allegedly removed a large quantity of gravel from a county road.

The sheriff's office received a complaint from Jackson Township about the missing gravel not long after they spread 80 tons of new gravel on LIV 519.

A sheriff's deputy noticed gravel was missing from more than a mile of the roadway, making it unsafe for drivers.

The investigation led the deputy to a home where he found fresh gravel in a driveway and equipment that appeared to have been used in the theft.

Griffin was later arrested and charged with class C felony stealing.

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