8 arrested, 2 wanted for Escambia County catalytic converter thefts

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Greene County prosecutor charges man for theft of catalytic converter

KY3 17 August, 2021 - 04:28pm

Jason Cole Cottrell, 41, of Springfield, faces a felony stealing charge.

On August 15, officers responded to a location on North Fremont Avenue for a report of a man cutting a catalytic converter off a Nissan Frontier. Officers say they found Cottrell in possession of a catalytic converter and a battery-powered reciprocating saw.

A judge set bond at $5,000. He could face up to seven years in prison if convicted.

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