Johnson Creek Man Charged With Taking Metal From Emmett Business

(Emmett) A Johnson Creek man is charged with taking metal from an Emmett business. Robert Smith Jr. is facing a felony count of Theft. Smith Jr. allegedly stole cobalt and nickel that was valued at over $13-thousand-dollars in 2019. Video surveillance from the business, where Smith Jr. was employed at the time, reportedly captured the criminal acts. According to the criminal complaint, Smith Jr. shifted blame to another party when questioned by investigators and said he did not take anything. If convicted, the 44-year-old up to 10-years in prison. An initial appearance is scheduled for May 24th.