GATE CITY — A Southwest Virginia man arrested earlier this year for allegedly stealing scrap metal with his juvenile son was indicted along with his wife by a Scott County grand jury last week on unrelated theft charges.
Paul Tracy Guy, 34, of Hiltons, and his wife — Connie C. Guy, 34 — were indicted Tuesday on a single count each of grand larceny and conspiracy to commit grand larceny.
They are set to be arraigned Jan. 3, 2014 in Scott County Circuit Court.
According to court records, the charges stem from an incident that occurred June 27 in Hiltons.
Scott County Commonwealth’s Attorney Marcus McClung said the pair are accused of stealing a horse-powered garden tiller from a Hiltons residence and selling it.
Both were arrested by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office the day after the alleged theft occurred.
While in custody, Connie Guy reportedly gave a statement to investigators telling them that she was responsible for the theft and that her husband was unaware the tiller was stolen when he sold it.
In addition to those charges, McClung said the Guys are being investigated for allegedly smuggling drugs into a court hearing last month.
Police accuse Connie Guy of bringing painkillers to her husband during a court appearance in an unrelated case.
McClung said investigators are currently awaiting the results of a lab analysis performed on the drugs recovered in the courtroom. Charges resulting from that incident are expected to be brought before a grand jury next month.
Paul Guy was previously indicted in Oct. 2013 on multiple theft-related charges for allegedly taking his juvenile son with him to steal scrap metal from a farm located in the Yuma community.
The two reportedly fled the scene after the property’s owner held them at gunpoint and contacted authorities.