Forney Texas, - Kaufman County Sheriffs investigators have arrested and charged a Forney man with Impairment/Interruption of public service supply /less than $20,000. Ricky Smith, 50, of Forney was arrested on a warrant stemming from theft of natural gas at a residence in the 1000 block of Singletree, in Forney. Kaufman County deputies responded to a call regarding the suspicion of tampering with the gas service at the residence. When investigators arrived at the residence they discovered that the gas service had been restored to the residence, not legally, but by taking a radiator hose and attaching it from the ground riser to the inlet of the residence. Working together with the gas service company the service was once again disconnected.
Smith was arrested at the Dallas County Jail and transported to the Kaufman County Law Enforcement Center without incident. Smith was released on a $10,000.00 bond. Investigators expect more charges to be filed.
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