5017-(1)5018-(1)On March 17  the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office had received a call that some steel valued at $94,000 was stolen from behind the Minova Building in Bowerston, Ohio.

On March 18 at approximately 2 a.m. while on patrol a unit noticed a vehicle pull in behind the Minova Company and turn the headlights off. Two individuals exited the white pickup truck, and were both arrested for Aggravated Trespassing. John Maurice Gudnason age 39, (left photo) LKA Wheeling W.Va., and Dustin Lasuer Staff, age 24, (right photo) LKA Martins Ferry, Ohio were the two individuals arrested. John Maurice Gudnason was arrested for OVI. Through the course of the investigation it was found that they both had stolen the steel and sold it to scrap yards in Martin Ferry and Wheeling.