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Another Arrest in Gold Theft Case

Scott Wayne BaileyYREKA, Calif. — The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that Scott Wayne Bailey, a key suspect in the court house gold theft case, has been apprehended.

On Thursday, Scott Wayne Bailey, was arrested on the outstanding arrest warrant by law enforcement authorities in San Pablo, California in the Bay Area.  The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office says Bailey will soon be transferred to the Siskiyou County Jail.

The sheriff’s office says Baily faces the same burglary, theft and conspiracy charges levied against David Dean Johnson, the other suspect in the case who turned himself in back in April. Johnson remains in custody in the Siskiyou County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail.

In January 2012, over a million dollars’ worth of gold and other items were stolen from a display case in the court house lobby in the county seat of Yreka. Johnson and Bailey were identified as key suspects in the case after what the sheriff’s office calls a long and exhaustive investigation.

The investigation revealed that at least some of the gold proceeds may have been used to purchase various high-value items.