McCracken Man Charged in USEC Property Theft
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A McCracken County man is facing charges of receiving stolen property following an investigation by Ballard and McCracken County Sheriff's detectives that centered around property being stolen during a five-year period from the United States Enirchment Corportation site in Paducah.
Detectives contacted 38-year-old Chris Noles of West Paducah at his home Thursday in regard to the investigation. Noles is an employee of LATA Kentucky (Los Alamos Technical Associates), which is a sub-contractor for the Department of Energy.
Officers say Noles admitted to participating in the removal of property from the USEC facility, pointing them to specific items on his property.
Those items include a single axle 8' tilt trailer, saws, drills, grinders, a welder, and other items.
Noles is charged wth receiving stolen property $10,000 or more.
The case continues to be investigated by law enforcement in both McCracken and Ballard counties.
Officers say additional arrests and charges are likely.