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Smith arraigned for Malley business theft

Duane Keith Smith, 28, of Rosebush, was arraigned last Thursday on charges of stealing brass fittings and pipe supplies from Malley Well Drilling in Rosebush June 20th.

The Isabella County Sheriff’s Department said they received a 911 call when the larceny was in progress at the business. Employees reportedly chased the suspect north into a wooded area. He was caught in possession of the supplies valued at approximately $300 and was in possession of Xanax, drug paraphernalia and needles.

He was charged with Larceny in a Building; Violation of the Controlled Substance Act, second offense and with a probation violation.

He is currently lodged at the Isabella County Jail.