August 1, 2011

State of Alabama
Press Release: Forestry Commission, Alabama

Andalusia Man Charged for Timber Theft

     Investigators with the Alabama Forestry Commission charged William Kevin Clark, aged 36 of Andalusia, for theft of timber on July 25, 2011. He was charged with five counts of cutting and selling timber without the permission of the owner for allegedly taking timber valued at over $3,700 from a landowner in Butler County. Clark turned himself in to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office and bond was set at $30,000. If convicted, he could be sentenced to jail for one year and/or fined up to $6,000 on each count.

     The Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) is committed to reducing the number of forestry-related crimes that occur each year across the state. These crimes generate losses of hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to landowners, the timber industry, and Alabama’s economy. The AFC provides an Arson/Forest Crimes Hotline so that citizens can call and report theft of timber, vandalism or theft of harvesting equipment, and wildland arson. The toll-free number is 1-800-222-2927. Any information provided is confidential and the caller remains anonymous.



This release reports an arrest only.  All suspects are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.



For more information, contact:

Chief Craig Hill

334.240.9366 office phone

or 334.850.3665 mobile phone

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