South Point, OH

#1 Oct 14, 2010
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.(WSAZ)-- Three men face time in a federal prison for allegedly taking steel from a local steel plant, and then selling it at a salvage yard.

A federal grand jury in Huntington indicted William Lynd and Roger Layman, Jr., of Chesapeake, Ohio and Chris Mueller, of Huntington, on charges of conspiracy to transport stolen goods across state lines.

The indictment says the Lynd, who worked at Steel of West Virginia, gave Layman, Jr. and Mueller access to the plant where the steel was stolen.

Prosecutors say the steel was then loaded into the men’s vehicles and eventually taken to a salvage yard in Huntington where it was sold. They say this happened between January 2008 and April 2008.

The men face up to five years in a federal prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted of the thefts.


South Point, OH

#2 Oct 14, 2010
HUNTINGTON -- Federal prosecutors have charged three local men with conspiring to take at least $5,000 in steel products and selling the items at a local salvage yard.

The four-month conspiracy targeted one of their employers, Steel of West Virginia, in early 2008. The allegations were announced Thursday by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The two-count indictment charges William E. Lynd and Roger Layman Jr., both of Chesapeake, Ohio, along with Huntington resident Chris E. Mueller.

The suspects range in age from 32 to 39.

Each was charged with conspiracy to transport stolen goods across state lines. Layman faces an additional count for actually transporting the steel from Chesapeake to Huntington.

The conspiracy took place from January 2008 to April 2008.

The indictment states Lynd worked at Steel of West Virginia. That allowed him to provide his co-conspirators access to the company, where the stolen steel would be loaded into a vehicle belonging to Layman or Mueller, court documents say.

The steel would be taken into Ohio or kept elsewhere in Huntington for storage, court documents say. It then would be sold at the undisclosed Huntington salvage yard, court documents say.

The indictment specifically charges Layman with transporting steel on Feb. 14, 2008, from Chesapeake to Huntington.

The FBI investigated the case.

Those charged face a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine.

South Point, OH

#3 Oct 14, 2010
always wondered how Earl got his extra money to buy and smoke crack with a few inparticular.

United States

#4 Oct 15, 2010
wouldnt he be in jail right now if convicted??

San Mateo, CA

#5 Oct 15, 2010
That is sad!
Just Sayin

Cranberry Twp, PA

#8 Oct 15, 2010
YES IT IS!!!!!

South Point, OH

#9 Oct 15, 2010
hey family if it aint earl lynd from south point then who is it? he worked at steel of west virginia DUHHHH !!!

San Mateo, CA

#10 Oct 15, 2010
wondering wrote:
hey family if it aint earl lynd from south point then who is it? he worked at steel of west virginia DUHHHH !!!
Actually there were 2 William Lynd that work there!
Just Sayin

Cranberry Twp, PA

#11 Oct 15, 2010
Yeah, and they both live in Chesapeake and hang out with the same people huh????? He acts like he is so much better than other people. And obviously is NOT!!!!

Cochranton, PA

#12 Oct 15, 2010
where is his lovely wife Amanda at now defending him, Honestly how could he be that stupid?
dana frye

Manchester, KY

#15 Oct 16, 2010

Huntington, WV

#17 Oct 18, 2010
well he's not in jail

Titusville, PA

#18 Oct 18, 2010
thats because he just got indicted, he signed his own bond to get out, now they are gonna be starting their trial very soon. And yes it is the Earl lynd that is married to Amanda, so there, Family, u cant hide his stupidity for long. Don't make him look stupid by saying it is a different Earl when it is him. His picture will be in the paper before to long. So just stop with all the ignorance.

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