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Men jailed for tearing down barn, selling scrap metal
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Two men who tore down a barn that did not belong to them and then sold the metal for profit have been given five months in jail.The defendants, Murray Augusto Heraud and Michael A. Morales, entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of attempted theft of property over $1,000. They were both ordered to serve 150 days of two-year sentences and pay $75 plus costs.Their sentences come after scrap metal was taken from an old packing barn. The thefts including metal and even metal beams.The suspects were taken into custody on suspicion of theft after lawmen received information they had been involved in removing the items.