August 22, 2014
2:51 am
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Gas thief arrested, partner still being sought

     One man has been arrested for theft of gas and one man is still at large after a suspicious person complaint was reported at the Omaha school.
     Upon arrival at the school, Boone County Deputy Brad Duck was notified of two suspects attempting to flee in a truck. After stopping the vehicle, driven by 21 year old Sean Burchfield, deputies found gas containers in his truck and several more gas containers near the school's bus refueling station. According to the Boone County Sheriff's Office, a second suspect who fled on foot, 21 year old Clifford Andrews, is being sought in the investigation.
     Upon investigation, deputy Duck found a battery powered pump and a hose hooked to the school's gas tank as well as five gas cans partially filled with gas. The suspects had pumped about 20 gallons of gas from the tank and apparently had plans to get much more as there were several empty cans and two, 55-gallon barrels in their truck.
     Burchfield was charged with breaking or entering and theft. He was released after posting $2,500 bond. Clifford Andrews, who is still being sought, has charges for his arrest, including breaking or entering, theft of property and fleeing. Sheriff Moore says additional charges may be filed as the investigation continues. Persons with any information about this incident or any other criminal activity can contact the sheriff's office at (870) 741-8404. Those who leave tips may remain anonymous.


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