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Two suspects arrested after allegedly stealing scrap metal near Madison County barn

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MADISON COUNTY, Ill. (KMOV.com) - Police said they arrested two suspects accused of stealing metal scraps from a vehicle parked inside a Madison County barn.

Harvey Lyerla, 86-year-old war veteran, said he noticed the men stealing copper pieces from inside his company van and loading it onto their truck. He then tried to stop the men, but they pushed through and escaped. 

Lyerla said this is the second time his barns have been hit in the past two months.

"I served two years in Korea...I defended this country now I've got to defend myself too," he said.

The suspects, Byron Delp and Terral Barnes, have been arrested They will face felony burglary and assault charges when found.

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