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Metal theft leads to state prison term

2013-04-13T09:15:00Z Metal theft leads to state prison term Glens Falls Post-Star
April 13, 2013 9:15 am

FORT EDWARD -- A Hudson Falls man who was arrested last October with a truck loaded with $22,000 in stolen metal was sentenced to up to 5 years in state prison Friday in Washington County Court.

Benjamin T. LaPoint, 36, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony, in connection with the Oct. 31 arrest on Route 197 in Fort Edward.

He and Zachary J. Phillips, 18, of Hudson Falls were found in a truck that had metal stolen from two locations in Saratoga County, including a construction company storage area and a vehicle engine, according to police. They were believed to be headed to a scrap yard with it.

LaPoint had been arrested weeks earlier in connection with another scrap metal theft in Queensbury.

Washington County Judge Kelly McKeighan imposed a state prison term of 1-2/3 to 5 years.

The status of the charges against Phillips was unclear Saturday. State Police and Hudson Falls Police investigated the case.

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