Three charged in Clay County beer theft

WEST POINT — Three people have been arrested after they were found passed out after drinking 11 cases of beer allegedly stolen from a club.

Clay County Chief Deputy Eddie Scott tells the Commercial Dispatch that Barbara Dewberry; her son, David Hurst and her 17-year-old grandson, all of Mantee, are accused of burglarizing the County Line Club near West Point last week. Scott says cash and 20 cases of beer went missing.

Scott says dispatchers were tipped that people were trying to sell beer to neighbors shortly after the burglary.

He says deputies found the three passed out at one of their houses in Mantee. He says they apparently drank more than 11 cases of beer after they failed to find buyers.

He says the remaining beer and some cash were recovered.

The Associated Press

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