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Man charged with theft of rebar
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The sheriff's department has arrested a 66-year-old Smithville man and charged him with stealing thousands of pounds of rebar from a local nursery on five different occasions and selling it for scrap. James Dallas McMillen, Jr. has been charged with one count of theft under $500, one count theft over $500, and three counts of theft over $1,000. According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, McMillen made two trips from Pirtle's Nursery to a recycler on Aug. 13, taking 360 pounds of the metal bars on the first rip, and 1,140 pounds on the second.