(10/03/2009)
A Clay County man and his son have been indicted, accused of acquiring and selling thousands of dollars worth of stolen vehicles and equipment.

A federal indictment was issued Thursday, charging 41-year-old Tommy Edward Young Sr. and 22-year-old Tommy Edward Young Jr. with conspiracy and interstate transportation and possession of stolen vehicles and goods.

The indictment indicates that the Ovapa "Murder Mountain" residents acquired vehicles and farm and construction equipment that had been stolen in other states.

Among the equipment, a mini-excavator valued at $37,000 and a truck worth $80,000.

The indictment lists stolen property from New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

A Herald story in August indicated truck loads of stolen goods, some of them stolen regionally, had been discovered on the mountain and removed by authorities.

Equipment was also discovered that was stolen from the Flanagan murder scene in Calhoun County.

The indictment, however, appears to focus on large out-of-state equipment.

Young was involved in a number of events on the Clay County mountain a few years ago, which involved intensive gunfire.

See related story HUNDREDS OF CHAINSAWS, ATVS, MOWERS RECOVERED FROM MURDER MOUNTAIN - Mower And Motorcycle Recovered From Flanagan Murder House


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